Lately, it seems widowed rancher Jon Rider just can't climb out of the cow muck. Since his wife's death, raising his seven kids has become impossible to manage--especially with a ranch to run and a household that sends housekeepers fleeing in panic. But then someone notifies social services.... It takes a cow emergency to deliver an answer to his prayers: the disarmingly attractive veterinarian Kaycee Calloway. It's Jon's kids who introduce Kaycee to the social worker as their new mom. And suddenly Jon and Kaycee find themselves faking an engagement. But can a good thing come out of a small deception?