From back cover:
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. And it hadn't kept the woman he loved from turning him down. In the years since, Stone had learned to go it alone; a gambler was better off that way. He'd returned to the Circle M for the money promised in his father's will, not for the family he'd once fought to protect, and certainly not for the vulnerable beauty his heart could never forget.
In the midst of the vast, windswept Texas plains stood a ranch wrested from the wilderness with blood, sweat and tears. It was the shining legacy of thomas McBride to his five living heirs. But along with the fertile acres and herds of cattle, each would inherit a history of scandal, lies and hidden lust tthat threatened to burn out of control.