Bodyguard Clay West wasn t happy about his latest assignment protecting a movie star But seven year old Gracie Bryant needed his help and he intended to keep the adorable kid safe Her mother, Libby, was another story The drop dead stunner made him ache, but he hid his attraction, especially since Libby seemed like a typical stage mother misusing her child to attain fame and fortune.And yet, as Clay witnessed a mother s vulnerability and discovered the heart beneath Libby s smooth facade, this born and bred cowboy rethought his mission This could be than a life and death assignment for Clay This could be his destiny.