Hank is a cowboy who's been around a bit, and has learned to live and let live, keeping his mouth shut and his gun holstered. Jasper is just a kid, and he hasn't learned that you can't charm your way out of everything. So when Hank has to do something drastic to save Jasper's life, he surprises them both. He's in love with the kid, after all, and Hank leaves town to try and keep him and Jasper both out of harm's way. What he doesn't realize is that Jasper has strong feelings for him too, and will track him down to ride with him again, because that's what partners on the trail do.
This is a previously published work. The publisher has changed.