Pride had blinded her to the truth! Patty King knew it was foolish to cherish any feelings she had had for Lije Masters—now married to someone else. She did not need the arrogant Morgan Kincaid to tell her. It was none of his business anyway. She resented Morgan but could not ignore him. He seemed to have appointed himself her personal counselor, watchdog, and conscience. Sparks flew every time they met. It was a long time before she learned that Morgan’s concern was based on love. And by then, Patty was able to give a much more appreciative response! Janet Dailey, who passed away in 2013, was born Janet Haradon in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska, before meeting her husband, Bill. The two worked together in construction and land development until they “retired” to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, setting a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was No Quarter Asked. She has gone on to write approximately ninety novels, twenty-one of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on radio and television. Today, there are over three hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in nineteen different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world. For more information about Janet Dailey, visit www.janetdailey.com.