This is a great concept: Near the small Texan town of Last Stand, on a spread called Martin Farms, Fritz and Suzannah brought up their three daughters Penelope (Pen), Sadie and Mackenzie (Mack). Suzannah was good at picking up troubled strays and so Ethan Thompson, Colt Vance and Bracken Jones were given a home, when others turned their backs. When Suzannah died much too young, she left a devastated husband and his three little girls, plus three teen boys who came to respect and love their adopted family and the man who has given them a future.
Fritz is in trouble with his health and his finances. He is too ashamed to let the family know, but he has confided in the one man who went out and made his fortune and is now in a position to help - Colt. Colt has stayed away partly because Fritz warned him never to go near his girls. The trouble is, he is deeply attracted to Sadie. Sadie has been running the goat farm and everything else almost single handed, since her dad became ill, so she is irritated to know that Colt is stepping in to take up a partnership in the business. She doesn't know why Colt infuriates her so much...But after a seering kiss, she feels all kinds of confused.
I really enjoyed the family dynamics and how the relationship developed. Book two is set at Christmas and is about eldest sister, Pen, a young widow with three girls and Ethan, now the local deputy.