Due to a mysterious bequest, Abby Blakely had just inherited her dream house–complete with a cranky ex-cop her little girl decided would make a perfect daddy! Ruggedly handsome, Shane McCall was husband-material. Except he had a little problem with the M word….Marriage. The very word left a bitter taste in Shane's mouth. For it conjured up memories of a life he once dreamed of–a dream that had been destroyed, leaving a scar where his heart once was. Now the brooding bachelor had Abby and her adorable toddler rustling up feelings he'd long buried. Feelings he was hard-pressed to deny….