As a teenager, Gracie worshipped her stepbrother, Jason, a strong, silent young cowboy who left home early to seek his fortune. Now the wealthy owner of Comanche Wells ranch, Jason has finally come back home, and discovered that the little girl he knew is all grown up.
When a moment of unbridled passion results in a kiss, Jason realises that he's falling for Gracie. But Gracie harbours a shameful secret that makes her deeply afraid to love. Stung by her rejection, Jason leaves, ready to put the past – and the one woman he can't have – behind him.
Gracie thinks she's lost Jason forever. But when danger threatens her and the ranch, she can only hope that her long, tall Texan will come blazing home to save her, despite her secrets – and take control of Comanche Wells, and her heart, once and for all.