After being away for over six years, fire fighter Tripp Landers has returned to the rural suburbs of Dallas to find his high school sweetheart, Laney Bradshaw, up to her eyeballs in a hay fire. Laney broke Tripp’s heart their last year in high school when she dumped him the night of their senior prom, and they haven’t seen each other in over six years.

So, why is it that he’s never been able to get her out of his head?

Laney’s affluent girlfriends had been determined to break up the match because they considered Tripp to be from the wrong side of the tracks. So, they had conspired to create a situation where Laney would catch Tripp kissing another girl—and Laney had played right into their hands. She had told Tripp to get lost that night, but it didn’t take long for her to figure out what had really happened.

Unfortunately, it would only have hurt Tripp to know they considered him low-class, and Laney would rather die than ever cause him that kind of pain.

She chose, instead, to let him believe she was shallow and unfeeling than to ever tell him the truth about what had happened that night—even though it meant letting him go.

Now Tripp Landers is back in town, but there’s a lot of water under that bridge, and Laney Bradshaw is buried under a mountain of life-gone-wrong.

Will old grudges destroy their lives and keep them apart forever?

Can Tripp and Laney find a second chance at love?

Or are they destined to screw things up yet one more time?


When female fire fighter, Callie Walters, responds to a house fire at Jace Bradshaw’s brother’s house, sparks fly…and it ain’t just the turkey that’s burnin’.

But then, Jace learns something that makes him believe Callie is a shallow gold digger, just like his ex-wife. He’s had enough of that breed of cat to last a lifetime.

She takes him for a player living out of the back of a horse trailer—exactly like her rodeo bum father. That’s a life she never wants to experience again.

Can a gold digger settle for life in a horse trailer?

Can a rodeo bum offer enough to capture her interest?

Will these two sort things out or will it all go up in smoke?