In the midst of the vast, windswept Texas plains stands a ranch wrested from the wilderness with blood, sweat and tears. It is the shining legacy of Thomas McBride to his five living heirs. But along with the fertile acres and herds of cattle, each will inherit a history of scandal, lies and hidden lust that threaten to burn out of control.
As first born, Stone had always tried to do the right thing, but that hadn't stopped his brother and sister from turning on him or the woman he loved from turning him down. In the years since, Stone has learned to go it alone. He returns to the Circle M for the money promised him, not for the family he once fought to protect, and certainly not for the woman his heart can't forget.