Robert McIntyre has his eye on a sprawling ranch outside Big Falls that's about to be auctioned. Determined to be his own man, he wants to buy it without help from his father or his inheritance, but he's only saved up about half what he needs to make that happen. Partnering up with a gorgeous redhead wasn't part of his plan. A dishonest woman burned him badly, and he's still not over it. But Kiley seems straight up, and besides, he'll buy her out of her half in short order. Until then, it's not exactly gonna be a chore to be around her.
Kiley Capone was raised by a con-man, so she knows how to get what she wants, and what she wants, is that same ranch. But it's going to go for about twice as much cash as she can put her hands on. The busy-body at the real estate office let on that one of the McIntryres wanted it, too and with a little encouragement, spilled all the juicy details. So Kiley shows up at the McIntrye family business, The Long Branch saloon, just after closing time to catch Robert alone. He's the brooding middle brother, and most people are a little bit afraid of him. Kiley is not most people.
When they decide to buy the ranch together, he actually thinks it was his idea. But Kiley has no intention of sharing. She'll buy him out soon enough. And until then, she figures she can sweet talk him enough to make sharing the place bearable.
But Robert isn't as easy to wrap about her finger as she'd expected, and Kiley isn't fooling him half as much as she thinks she is.
If you loved The Texas Brands, and The Oklahoma All-Girl Brands, you're going to love this brand new series set in the same world.
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