She wanted a baby…Tick, tick, tick…. Katie Andrews's biological clock was counting down loudly. But who in the one-horse town of Dixie Ridge could give her a baby without causing a scandal? Then loner Jeremiah Gunn breezed into her diner and Katie had her answer. She wanted a strong, sexy man to father her child and Jeremiah fit the bill exactly. Trouble was, he had an agenda of his own.But first she had to agree to his terms.Jeremiah would give Katie what she wanted…if she agreed to share his bed and make a baby the old-fashioned way. But the quintessential bachelor never expected the surge of possessiveness he felt whenever Katie's soft, yielding lips touched his. Would their primal, passionate connection have Jeremiah knocking down Katie's door…with a marriage proposal?