Black-sheep cowboy Gunner Buckton is home for one reasonto keep Blue Thorn Ranch in his family where it's been for generations. No onenot even Brooke Calderwill take it from him. The cute, down-home widow may not look like a slick developer, but she works for one. Along with her adorable daughter, she's a threat to his homesteadand to his wounded heart. Brooke needs this job. Gunner may be as ornery as a bull, but it's her task to win him over. The battle lines are drawn. Only problem is, around the handsome Texan, she doesn't know which side she's on.