"Look, Toni. Not everyone who comes into your life is there just to use you. Some people are there because they really do care about you" Erik's calmed voice only made her anger worse. "Why do you not trust anyone?" Toni lost it. She was tired of holding back. "You wanna know why I'm this way? You wanna know why I don't trust people?" Toni Curtis is the ranch owner of a horse ranch in the middle of Texas with enough land to comfortably house a small army and their families. Life on a ranch isn't easy by a long shot, especially when the boss hog is a woman, but it's all she has known. Horse rustling causes her to take drastic measures, along with her cowhands. Erik McBride has just started working with a woman that he doesn't get along with. But he needs the money to support his family back in Georgia. His job hangs in the balance already, and rustlers try to make things harder on everyone still. Push comes to shove and Erik can't believe what he's done when he accept the job of being the Boss Lady's Man. He annoys her. She confuses him. What could possibly go wrong?