Ever since Jude McVie was a child, she and her family worked on Bar M, her uncle's sprawling Mississippi ranch. When he died, they were sure he'd left them the land. But no one could find his will. Suddenly, mysterious loner Tucker Conklin appeared — will in hand — and claiming Jude's uncle had promised him the ranch. To hold onto her family's legacy, Jude was prepared to do anything — except give in to her own reckless attraction to Tucker Conklin.