Returning Special Forces soldier Nate Calhoun is struggling to adjust to small-town life. It's a relief to get back to the bunkhouse with only his memories and a bottle of bourbon for company. Only Sarah Anderson can see straight through Nate's surly exterior to his pain. As childhood sweethearts they were inseparable--until he left, shattering her heart. But hanging out like they used to--racing horses and shooting the breeze on the ranch--they begin to see that there really might be that spark still between them.