The last thing she wanted for Christmas was a cowboy…
Single mom Christie Buchanan has big plans to make this Christmas the best Christmas ever for her six-year-old daughter Carrie Anne. To do that, she needs money and the only way she can figure out how to get it is to win the "Best Gingerbread House in Texas Contest." When her boss offers to watch Carrie Anne at his ranch in the afternoons so Christie has baking time, she accepts—even though Cord Evans is a hot rodeo bum like Carrie Anne's deadbeat dad who left them high 'n' dry. But Christie is not falling for another immature wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am cowboy…at least that's what she thinks until one wintry night when Cord teaches her the difference between a boy and a man.
Cord Evans is a six-time world rodeo champion who has made plenty of mistakes. After getting thrown off a bull named Redemption and almost dying, he takes a serious look at his life and decides to make some changes—starting with moving to Bliss, Texas, so he can repair the relationship with his adult son. What he doesn't figure into his plan is a beautiful single mom and her cute sassy daughter. Determined to keep his focus on fixing his past mistakes and not making any new ones, Cord tries to keep his distance from Christie and Carrie Anne. But how can he stay away from a woman who smells like gingerbread and tastes like heaven and a little angel who melts his heart?
It will take a miracle to get these two wounded souls together…luckily, it's the season of miracles. With a touch of Christmas magic, the little country town of Bliss might hear holiday wedding bells after all.