After a seven-year absence, ambitious photographer Marie Turner returns to Celts Creek, Texas, to complete a photo assignment and see who owns the family farm she’s sworn to buy back. She’s shocked to discover it’s now part of the massive MacLachlan Ranch and run by her high school crush—the boy she’d always thought never noticed her. He’s now a stunningly sexy man who could melt any woman with his dimpled smile, but she’s sworn off romance to focus on her career. When desire spikes—swift, sharp, and sweet—she decides she can live out a short fantasy fling then leave town to pursue her dreams.
But love doesn’t play by her rules.
Wealthy cowboy, James MacLachlan’s life revolves around training horses and protecting his family ranch from developers. He’s promised his grandparents he’ll never sell any of the land.
Believing love is beyond his reach, he’s content with casual affairs. A forever romance is the last thing on his mind…until the girl who got away comes back.
Is a second chance—for both of them—worth the risk?