Caught between expectations and reality, things aren't always what they seem.
Damien Payne's tour of duty is over, and he wants nothing more than to return to the Laughing P ranch and step into his grandfather's shoes. What he wasn't expecting was how easily his family moved on without him, hiring his high school sweetheart, Lexi, to run the ranch.
Lexi isn't as sweet and innocent as she was when Damien enlisted fresh out of high school. Handling rustlers, running livestock, and fending off a stalker, Lexi has no time for sweet words and empty promises.
With secrets of his own, Damien must decide what’s more important—winning Lexi’s love or fighting to reclaim his family’s ranch?