Nick Noble hadnt planned on being the prodigal son. But when his father dies and leaves half of Silver Buckle-the Noble family ranch-to Nicks former best friend, he must return home to face his mistakes, and guarantee that the Silver Buckle stays in the Noble family. Award-winning journalist Piper Sullivan believes Nick framed her brother for murder, and shes determined to find justice. But following Nick to the Silver Buckle and posing as a ranch cook proves more challenging than she thinks. So does resisting his charming smile. As Nick seeks to overturn his fathers will-and Piper digs for answers-family secrets surface that send Nicks life into a tailspin. But theres someone whos out to take the Silver Buckle from the Noble family, and hell stop at nothing-even murder-to make it happen.