Daisy Singleton awakes not knowing where she is, why she wrapped like a buritto in a blanket, an aching head. As she slowly looks around she sees a giant of a hairy (long hair, long beard) staring at her. When she asks for her father, a man she thinks of in her mind as Adonis pokes his head over the edge of the top bunk and says hi to her. She has just learned that she is with the youngest 2 Randolph brothers Tyler and Zac. They tell her she has been shot in the head, left for dead in a burning house and that her dad was killed. In the process of rescuing her Zac as also shot. As Tyler nurses her back to health, they try to determine who and why Daisy and her dad were attacked.
As she heals Daisy starts to dislike being told what to do by Tyler just as she realizes she always hated being told what to do by her father. She wants to be independent and make her own decision regarding her life. As she heals and Tyler searches for the killers who are still after them, she puts herself and the Randolphs in danger several times. Finally Tyler decides to take her to Albuquerque to stay with his brother and sister in law who are in town awaiting the birth of their child. Daisy becomes friends with Laurel Randolph but still wants to go stay with her friend Adora because she promised years ago to marry Adora's brother. As Guy pushes for a wedding date, Daisy realizes she is in love with Tyler not Guy but does not want to marry either because she thinks that marriage means loss of independence.
Daisy was raised to believe she was poor but learns that her dad owns lots and lots of land that he poorly managed. Tyler who knows ranching tells Daisy she can run the ranch herself and stays on to help her by giving her ranching tips. At the same time he is still trying to find out who tried to kill Daisy and why.
There is some suspense as it builds to who is responsible and why Daisy's dad was murdered and they attempted to kill her. I figured it out early but it did not mar the enjoyment of the story. There is romance in the last 1/4 of the book as Daisy and Tyler finally realize they love each other enough to overlook the things they said they would never tolerate in their lives.
The state of Texas wasn't big enough for Tyler Randolph and his six rough and ready brothers. So the rugged loner set off for New Mexico in search of a lost mine. He was out to find gold in them thar hills, but he struck the real mother lode when he rescued a feisty and independent beauty from the wilderness. Attacked, shot and left for dead, Daisy was horrified to wake up in Tylers cabin. Then a blizzard trapped them together and she was conviced that the mountain man was a fourteen carat cad, until his unpolished charm claimed her love. Before long, Daisy was determined to do some digging of her own to unearth the treasures hidden in Tylers heart.
The state of Texas wasn't big enough for Tyler Randolph and his six brothers. So the rugged loner set off for New Mexico in search of a lost mine. He was out to find gold in them thar hills. but he struck the real mother lode when he rescued a feisty and independent beauty from the wilderness. (baack cover)