A heat wave is rolling through Texas Hill Country...
And it's making bartender Macey Henwood hot and bothered--in more ways than one. When she learns her family bar is holding a Darcy Derby, and that she's to play Miss Elizabeth Bennet to the winning rider, she knows her Mr. Darcy can be just one man.
Cowboy Morgan Thornbrush only wants one woman. But he knows her rules: he can only have her once a year. So when Macey asks Morgan to be her derby date, Morgan is determined to win the race. He's a cowboy, after all, and cowboys know how to ride.
Macey's vowed she'll never commit to a romantic relationship – she's seen up close how that story ends, at least outside of a Jane Austen novel. But Morgan is the one cowboy who has the power to make her forget her vow. Will Morgan win the Derby and a chance to capture Macey's heart? And can Macey let Morgan go at dawn, or will she want more than just One Night With Darcy?
*this book is a prequel novella to the full-length novel Austen's Independence Day