Carter Sullivan, foster brother in the famous Campbell family, never had it easy. He was an abused kid, tortured by dealers, in and out of juvenile detention until he was sent to the Circle C Ranch to be fostered. Life got better, but when Carter was eighteen, his ex-girlfriend pushed his baby daughter into his arms and took off, never to be seen again. Carter raised his daughter, Faith, on his own, with the help of the four wild Campbell brothers and his foster mom, the first person who ever believed in him.
Grace Malory has always had a crush on Carter, the dark and damaged man who never quite fit in to the close community of Riverbend. When Carter's foster mom needs help running the domestic side of the ranch, Grace is ready to help out with all the cooking for the brothers and their new families.
Carter's troubles rise again in the form of his ex-girlfriend who returns to try to claim custody of Faith. Carter's greatest fear is losing his daughter, and he turns to Grace to help him in a desperate deception to keep Faith with him forever.