Author(s): Julie Cannon
"We need to stop meeting like this. People will talk.""What would they say?""That we're madly in love and can't stand to be apart." Political strategist Danielle Brookline jaded and disillusioned by the scratching, clawing and mudslinging of the campaign trail books a week at the SpringDale for a much needed vacation. The brochure advertising the SpingDale sounded like just the place to exorcise unhappy childhood memories and clear her head before embarking on the job of a lifetime - the election of her candidate to the Presidency. Riley Dillon owner of a working dude ranch has spent the last four years casting out her own painful past, working and sweating to make her ranch a successful venture. Timing could not be worse when she runs into Danielle a second time. Riley senses an attraction between them but has a new batch of guests arriving at the ranch the next day leaving her no opportunity to see where the enticement might lead.