On the rolling hills that border the Brazos River lies Honey Creek, Texas-a small town where family bonds and legends run deep, and friendship and love are always close to hand . . . Piper Kate McKenzie, mayor of Honey Creek, won't let a major scandal rip her quirky hometown apart, or jeopardize her dream of one day running for higher office. So she calls for reinforcements to find the source of corruption in the sheriff's office-two men recommended by her Texas Ranger brothers . . . At seventeen, Sam Cassidy left home, heeding the call to be a preacher. Later he found another mission: serving his country. After his one love died, he lost both his faith and his fight. Drifting from one assignment to another, he's come to Honey Creek intending to earn his pay check and move on. As a Dallas cop, Coby Riddell has grown skeptical and wary. People have a bad habit of disappointing each other, but the job never lets him down. This job in particular-his first undercover-is too intriguing to pass up. Piper, who's been wondering if Honey Creek might be the only real love of her life, suddenly finds herself drawn to two very different men. And if she can keep her town-and her heart-from going completely off the rails, there may be a sweet, unexpected future in store . . .