After she discovers a cut fence and her horses missing, DeEtte hunts down the dirty outlaws who took the herd from her ranch, only to find things aren't as they seem. John, the man who stole her horses and her heart, must now prove he is indeed as innocent as he claims -- a task that makes it difficult for him to woo the headstrong woman. Two-timing outlaws, deadly secrets, and finally DeEtte's ability to find danger in any situation challenge his love and determination. John needs to settle his score with a man from Texas, protect DeEtte not only from murderous outlaws but from other suitors, and meanwhile convince her he's trustworthy enough to marry. Can he clear his name and at the same time keep her from running headfirst into a range war and possible death?