A year after her husband's death, beautiful Lee Granger is forced to admit she can't handle running her ranch alone anymore. Following a tip from the local gossip, she hires Jesse Kincade, a retired PRCA calf roper, as her new ranch hand.
Jesse's looking to buy a ranch of his own and to fulfill his dream of opening a roping school. The last thing he needs is to fall for his fiercely independent boss. But love happens when you least expect it.
When Lee finds a girl's body in one of her pastures, she relies on her law enforcement background to follow clues to the girl's identity and the trail of the murderer. As she zeros in on her prey with a bull's eye on her back, Jesse is all that stands between Lee and the deadly killer.