Sarah McAllister was perfectly happy with her job as a Special Education teacher. Until this year, that is. Her teenage sister is pushing the limits, but Sarah remembers her own teen years and tries to understand. The kids are hard work but worth every effort. Parents can be difficult, but she's used to dealing with them. It's her new principal who's driving her crazy. Mike Hartman expected it to be easy. Two years in a sleepy Southern town reorganizing a small school-the perfect break he needs to recoup. He hadn't reckoned on a certain auburn-haired teacher who opposes his changes at every turn. Conflicts at work and a heated mutual attraction make for a tension-fraught year...but when trouble strikes, Sarah finds love gives her the strength to face the future. Publisher's Note: This story was previously published elsewhere.