When Rose Barrett left home five years ago, she carried with her a secret that tore her family apart. Now, she’s returned to Texas to confront her brother, whose disastrous debts have endangered the family ranch. Faced with losing everything, Rose turns to the one man who can help—handsome, headstrong Trey Delaney, her late father’s former right-hand man.
With their adjoining ranches legally tied, Trey has only two choices: agree to Rose’s plan, or lose his own birthright. Caught between hard luck and a desperate woman, Trey has a few tricks of his own in store for the neighbors who stole his land.
The 1880's cattle country heats up when Trey and Rose unite to thwart her brother's scheme and save their land. In tough, protective Trey, Rose at last finds a man deserving of her trust. In Rose, Trey discovers a spirited woman hiding a heart as big as Texas. Can they heal old wounds and give in to the love both need… or will desire turn to dust when betrayals of the past are destined to repeat with a vengeance?