When plucky single mother Leda Plett goes next door to retrieve her wandering pooch, she doesn't expect to find a handsome stranger lounging about like he owns the place. She certainly doesn't expect him to go all white knight about her deadbeat ex, or her knees to go all wobbly at his sexy smile. Rodeo-star-turned-agent Eric Anders is used to managing people, and clearly the boots-and-sundress-wearing mouthy mama needs someone to manage her. He wants to help; her spirited spark and quick wit have nothing to do with it. But when Eric's good intentions end up bringing only hurt and humiliation, he's forced to face the fact that he doesn't always know best. Leda is stronger and wiser than he knew, and his arrogance may have just cost him the one girl he now can't live without.