When a desperate Eulalie Gibb comes to Rio Penasco, New Mexico Territory in the 1890s to escape a murderous maniac, no one - least of all Eulalie herself - believes she'll find the love of her life there. Eulalie, who performed in her family's traveling theatrical company back East, is almost prepared for life in the Wild West…until she meets Nick Taggart. Then she's pretty sure she's come to the wrong place entirely. As for Nick, even if he believed in true love - which he doesn't - he can't imagine falling for the prickly Eulalie Gibb. He likes his quiet life as a blacksmith in the uncivilized and blessedly remote town of Rio Penasco. They both have a lot to learn.