I went to jail for my younger brother’s crime and lost everything.
Now that I’m out, I’ve been labeled a volatile felon. Only we know the truth, and I plan to take the secret to my grave. My family says the only way to reinstate my inheritance is to prove I've changed. But I didn’t do anything I wouldn't do again, and I'm not getting anywhere. My only hope is to impress everyone doubting my character by marrying my former flame and starting the family I've always wanted.
Am I selfish to pursue her after she says no? Possibly.
Does kissing her breathless make me a bad man? Maybe.
Will I still scheme to offer her a deal she can't refuse? Definitely.
Unfortunately, my deeper feelings for Christa Blackburn are catching like wildfire, and I’m on the verge of screwing up, but I won’t let her go. My attempts to win her hand require more finesse than trick-riding, and my secrets might derail everything, including all her hopes and my rightful place on my family’s ranch.