Black-sheep cowboy Gunner Buckton is home for one reason--to keep Blue Thorn Ranch in his family where it's been for generations. No one--not even Brooke Calder--will 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 homestead--and 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.