It takes a strong heart to connect roots with wings. Homefront, Book 1 With a life that started in foster care and nearly ended in the mountains of Afghanistan, Grady Reid is more than ready to hang up his sergeant's stripes when his Army contract expires. Small-town Meridian, Kansas, seems as good a place as any to finally put down roots. He's dumped his savings into a ramshackle farmhouse and is on his way to trading bullets for bull breeding when an exquisitely beautiful, totally unattainable blonde turns his head faster than a pivoting cutting horse. Dr. Laurel Hayes longs to escape the confines of stuffy, small-town life for an adrenaline-fueled, transient lifestyle delivering medical aid in unstable regions around the world. Then she meets Grady, a man with enticing eyes, a slow smile-and not an ounce of the wanderlust that tugs at her soul. Their lives are headed in opposite directions. But as something more powerful than attraction, desire, or even lust draws them together, something's got to give...or their hearts could break under the strain. Warning: Contains a strong, silent Texan military man with wounds he can't name, and the gorgeous doctor tough enough to heal them.