Cody Jameson knows that hiring gourmet chef Vivienne Clayton for the Circle C Ranch has to be a mistake. He once secretly loved her, but she's back in tiny Clayton, Colorado, for just a year. Vivienne wonders how she'll survive in the town she couldn't leave fast enough. Yet she soon finds herself cooking beans and biscuits for cowboys and helping Cody with his sassy teenage sister. To the entire ranch's surprise, it seems like this big-city chef might actually stand a chance of becoming a cowboy's lady forever.