Matt Taggart is a calf-roping champion and a Texas rancher. He’s as tough as the land he loves, and as handsome as sin. Women, in Matt’s opinion, are out for what they can get. His ex-wife taught him a lesson he’s not likely to forget. It’s registered nurse Shannon Johnson’s misfortune to have inherited the original homestead on Matt’s ranch. Shannon came from St. Louis, seeking healing and peace. Five minutes after meeting Matt, she knows she’s not going to find it there. Yet, something about the land calls to her. She’ll do whatever it takes — including working the ranch — to stay and prove to Matt that she’s not a gold-digger. As they work together they discover something totally unexpected, a sizzling sexual attraction that is becoming more difficult to ignore with each passing day.