Things have gotten downright smoldering in Cotton Creek. The oil boom has the town bursting at the seams, and has Cody and Hannah run ragged with the bar being packed every night. Leave it to their mama to come up with a solution.
Stella talks to her sister, who, in turn, manipulates her son, Cade to go to Cotton Creek and help his cousins out. After all, he has nothing really on his plate. He just sold a casino in Atlantic City and has no idea what he wants to do next.
Cade isn't keen on the idea, but his mother traps him with the old "family helps family" thing so to Cotton Creek he goes. What were the odds that a month after he arrives, Roxie Ellis' 1957 T-bird would break down just outside of Cotton Creek and she'd be needing a job to make enough to effect repairs?
Gambler's luck? Maybe. Whatever the case, sparks fly at first glance and before you can call red on a roulette wheel, Cade and Roxie are neck deep in what is surely the most erotic bet of their lives.
The problem is, the bet becomes a whole lot more serious than either of them plan and soon Cade is Playing for Keeps.