When Cassandra Kinkaid returns home for her grandfather's funeral with her two-year-old son, she inherits a sheep property, Willow Creek Station. An ongoing feud has existed between the Kinkaids and the Thorntons for generations, unknown to Cassandra until a few weeks ago. Now, someone isn't happy and wants her out.
Cassandra's mother Beth holds a welcoming home party for Jake Thornton, hoping to end the feud for good. When Cassie sets eyes on the one man who broke her heart, the fire she carries inside burns. It's impossible to rein in her feelings for this irresistible Jackaroo, although he appears to be hiding a lot more than her darkest secret.
How can Cassandra forgive Jake for breaking her heart, and how can she give up on her Grandfather's wishes? He'd turn over in his grave if he ever knew she was and still is in love with a Thornton. Besides, her grandfather left the property to her for a good reason and she isn't about to give in for love, or is she?