Maggie Campbell must move her younger brother and sister to Tuscumbia, Alabama to start their life over. Her mother and father have passed away and her uncle is the only hope of a future. She made promises to her father and the only way to keep those is to get herself settled with a good paying job.
Unfortunately for Maggie, upon arrival to Tuscumbia she is involved with an incident that had her Aaron Stone. Aaron doesn't have the best reputation and Maggie need hers to be spotless if her siblings are to make something of themselves.
Aaron and Maggie can't seem to stay away from each other and are both determined to get what they want out of life. Aaron needs to marry a "lady" so that he can get over his stigma of being a bastard and Maggie needs to be able to fulfill her promise to her father which means her reputation needs to be spotless.
Can they both get what they need without forsaking the love they feel for each other?
I was not impressed with the writing in this story at all. Barton is a well-known author and I was disappointed that this story did not live up to my expectations. This is being published after the death of the author, so maybe it didn't get all of the re-write that it would have if she was still with us.
There are other aspects of the story that I was not thrilled with, but don't want to write any spoilers. I did like the premise of the story, but the execution of it was not good at all. I honestly don't know if I will read anything else my this author or not after reading this...