But past transgressions haunted Hope Barrister, whose beauty helped her rise frmo a tenant farm to a Texas fortune. Did her quiet loveliness conceal an ugly lust for wealth... or dark secrets she'd long kept safe, to protect her young son?
Chase Barrister found Hope Enigmatic and elegant -- but she had the taste of forbidden fruit. Years ago, Chase had fled his father's legacy, but he'd taken memories of his stepmother and his own bittersweet desire.
After his father's death, Chase returned to Texas and Hope. Would he be caught in a web of familial deceit ... or untangle an honest love and truly come home?