When Sophia Meadows' closest friend dies—the man she has secretly loved for years—a piece of her soul dies with him. Two years later, along her journey to meet her new fiancé, bandits derail and rob her train. She encounters the man who ripped her heart out with his death two years earlier. Alive and healthy.
Samuel Woods is a bounty hunter, and when one of his jobs goes south, he fakes his death to protect those he loves. When he runs into Sophia during a job, he's floored. He has to win back her trust, and her heart, before she shuts away from him completely and returns to the man she's been promised to.
However, the danger Samuel feared for so long returns when the bandits threaten her life. He must stop them and finish his job, otherwise he'll lose the woman he loves for a second time.