At eighteen, Lucy Palermo couldn't wait to join the army and leave Bluebonnet Springs behind. Ten years later, she's come home to fix her family's falling-down ranch and repair the bond with her troubled siblings. Neighboring rancher Dane Scott is even more handsome--and distracting--than she remembers. The single dad's priority is making a stable life for his daughter. He needs someone who'll stay--and straight-talking Lucy doesn't seem to need anyone. But beneath that tough exterior is a loving, softhearted woman. A woman Dane can't help wanting, if he can show her that the town she once fled is the perfect place to start over--together.