When Morgan Carson's childhood crush left home seven years ago, she promised she would wait for him. Never did she dream he'd be gone for so long, nor did she think she would consider that pledge years later. Now all grown up, Morgan feels the pressure from her father to choose a husband. After a parade of rejected suitors, her father settles on a newcomer as the perfect match. Too bad Morgan is distrustful and suspects him of cattle rustling. When Sloan Rawlings returns home with a past he'd rather forget; not only does he have to readjust to family life, but he must also dodge his mother's plan for him to settle down. And then there's Morgan and the unexpected powerful pull to the girl he once viewed as a sister. Together the childhood friends hatch a plan - fake an engagement until their potential prospects move on. However, they didn't consider the overjoyed reactions of their families or the nearly overwhelming attraction that springs to life between them. But when Sloan's dangerous past comes calling, will they both survive it and get the opportunity to turn their phony engagement into a lasting love? Or are there some dreams that can never come true.