Connor's words sent Nita Windcroft's temper soaring. She didn'tneed a man glued to her side twenty-four hours a day. Especially a manlike Connorone who was used to getting what he wantedalways.Besides, the threats were aimed at her farm, not at her body.But the former Ranger's persistence intrigued her. Driven, yetstrangely remote, he refused to be intimidated by her independentattitude. Worse, he politely turned down all of her suggestiveinvitationswhich just enticed Nita more. Perhaps there was anenjoyable reason for having a round-the-clock protector.