After a divorce from her want-to-be actor husband, Stella Brannon came home to Sulphur, OK, to run Brannon Inn, a bed, breakfast and supper boarding house established by her late grandmother. She'd thought the Inn would be a white elephant when she inherited it a few months before her divorce, but she fell easily into the job of taking care of the place. At least until the day she literally backed into Rance Harper, a man who looked entirely too much like her ex-husband and stepped on every raw nerve she had left.
Rance had made reservations for himself and several of his friends to stay at the Inn while they hunted deer that fall. Stella was a beautiful lady, but she was a tall blonde. He'd sworn off that kind of woman and had vowed to never make a lifetime commitment again.