No stranger, to loss, the one thing in her existence that beautiful Sara Wickham loses no sleep over is her lack of a love life. Who needs one? It's never better to have loved and lost, so it's best just to avoid loving in the first place. Long ago, she lost her heart to palaeontology, the perfect field for someone determined to avoid deep attachments to the living and breathing. Falling in love is just too risky for someone with Sara's past or, for that matter, her present. For Sara, a committed relationship means utter devotion to the one abiding love of her life—her job. She habitually risks losing her health and well-being for the job. Sometimes, she risks losing her life on the job. But she knows how to set limits and she never, ever risks losing the job itself. So why does Sara suddenly find herself out of a job and secretly employed by an irresistible man she doesn't know in a place that she reviles?
As for the eminent, brilliant, gorgeous Thomas McBride, his team of palaeontologists is struggling through the worst field season ever—plagued by injuries, illnesses, and horrible dinosaur-hunting weather. He is sublimely unaware that help is on the way and that the season is about to get a whole lot worse before it gets better! Preoccupied by concerns about the future existence of his research programme, Thomas has no idea that the most intriguing discovery of his career is not to be a pile of deteriorating dinosaur bones, but the shapely and vexing Sara Wickham.
As they excavate the past together, will Thomas uncover Sara's secret sorrow and melt her icy heart?