A KISS FOR CADE by Lori Copeland, 1997. This book from The Western Sky Series, is about a bounty hunter named Cade Kolby who returns home after the death of his sister and her husband, with the object of finding his sister’s 4 children a home. He finds his old love Zoe, taking care of the kids in her cramped apartment above the store she inherited upon the death of her husband. Cade and Zoe, still love each other after all these years, but his job as a bounty hunter means he has murders on his tail and that puts the family and whole town in danger. It’s been 15 years but sparks are still flying for the two lovebirds.
NOTE: This book has a happy ending I’m sure and I can guess what it is already! Need I say more?