Marlee Fox fell in love with Colt McLeod in high school, but he broke her heart in a way that she refused to let him into her life again.
Rancher Colt McLeod never stopped loving Marlee, but she has avoided him and refused to speak with him for all these years. On a not-so-chance encounter, he manages to get her attention and her promise to dance with him.
Marlee finds herself falling in love with Colt all over again. She tells herself that if he betrays her trust again, she'll never give him another chance. She couldn't take another heartbreak like the first.
The girl who broke up Colt and Marlee has returned to King Creek. Now a grown woman, she starts to stalk him again, and turns her vengeful attention on Marlee. Colt will do everything in his power to protect Marlee, even if it means pushing her away, if only to keep her safe.