Pepper Forrester has been keeping a secret–make that two secrets–for years. When the love of her life, Luke McGarrett, took off after high school not knowing she was pregnant, she didn't bother to track him down. He'd always wanted to shake the dust of Tulips, Texas, off his boots, and he certainly wouldn't need an instant family tied to him. But now Pepper's secret is out and the whole town has conspired to bring Luke back to face his responsibilities. Luke is happy to take up the mantle of fatherhood–and a marriage of convenience to Pepper. But when a new job opportunity for Luke arises, he takes off again. Will he ever come back–or is history repeating itself? And what about the new baby?