Clara Hatfield knows sorrow. Having been abandoned by her husband, then shamed with divorce, she traveled to Creede, Colorado to seek refuge with a brother who left the family a decade ago. She’s been living with him for the past year. Now he wants to sell her in marriage to settle his gambling debt to a known troublemaker, but Bernard Newell intervenes.
Bernard hopes his dangerous past is behind him. Desiring a peaceful life, he has settled in Creede and opened a law practice at the new boarding house where Clara works. She’s shy, and he’s bold. She’s petite, and he’s tall and muscular. She’ll turn the other cheek as quick as he’ll pull his six-shooters.
Do opposites attract?
Well, they attract trouble.