When Livy OBrien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-Fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where shes helping to run an orphanage. Now shell do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself.
Sheriffs deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for when he ran into Livyliterally while chasing down a pickpocket. With a rash of robberies and a growing number of street kids in townas well as a loan on the family farm that needs to be paid offJake doesnt have time to pursue a girl. Still, he cant seem to get Livy out of his mind. He wants to get to know her better . . . but Livy isnt willing to trust any man, especially not a lawman.