High-class madam Katherine Winter caters to wealthy men and vows nobody in her Kansas bordello will suffer the abuse she endured in the horrific marriage she escaped. She can choose her lovers, but longs for one who can match her in bed and out. Her senses tell her Daniel Creed is that man, a man with a dark secret like herself, a man who would do anything to protect what is his. But he is a lawman, and dallying with him is playing with fire.
Sheriff Daniel Creed has known Katherine Winter is the husband-killer on the wanted poster since she came to his town. The reward he would get for turning her in would make him rich, but something about the aloof beauty stirs longing inside him. There is no future for a half-breed gunslinger hiding behind a badge and a wanted woman, except life on the run. So he keeps his mouth shut, figuring the most he can ever hope for is to love the lady from afar and protect her.
He never banked on the bounty hunter from his past hunting down Katherine, then setting the town ablaze; all to force Daniel into a fiery showdown that may kill them all.