A Touch of Flame
Book #1 A Touch of Frost. Dr. E. Ridley Woodhouse is like no physician Ben Madison has ever met-she's a woman. As the sheriff of Frost Falls, Ben is tasked with welcoming Ridley to the community. But while Ben might be tempted by the new doc's charms, getting the town to accept a big-city, female doctor is no easy feat. When the husband of one of Ridley's patients threatens her, forbidding Ridley from treating his wife or children, all of Ben's protective instincts kick in. As much as she trusts that Ben’s warnings to steer clear of Jeremiah Salt are sincere, Ridley has never been one to back down from a challenge and she refuses to abandon her patient. But sticking to your guns can earn you trouble in the Wild West and danger threatens Ridley from unexpected places, forcing Ben to confront his deepest fear in order to save the woman he loves.