Keep your competition close...and your heart even closer. When Nevada Parker travels to Marietta, Montana, she anticipates enough peace and quiet to finish her PhD dissertation. Cupidville turns out to be anything but quiet. In fact, it looks like Valentine's Day--her least favorite holiday--exploded all over the small town. Among the sea of red hearts, "Be Mine" signs, and pink, pink, pink, Nevada spots a flyer for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. The grand prize--a luxury tropical vacation--would be the perfect welcome-home gift for her brother who's leaving the military. Dustin Decker sure could use a break from giving city slickers sleigh rides. Even with a bum knee from his bull-riding days, the race's grand prize is as good as his--until he realizes he needs a partner if he wants to win. He makes a strategic pact with the prim, bookish Nevada. But with a kiss, their unlikely alliance turns into something more...and soon, racing isn't the only thing on their minds. As the finish line nears, they must decide if the grand prize is worth more than what they've found together...or if one of them will walk away empty handed--and brokenhearted.