Riverboat gambler Grandy Adams has a choice: marry Zanna Hathaway or hang. Simple, right?
He is an innocent man on his way to the gallows, accused of dealing the wrong man a very dirty hand of cards. She is a lovely young widow in need of a little insurance to protect her from her late husband's lecherous brother. Grandy is in no position to argue with Zanna's proposal: marriage in name only.
But soon unexpected feelings for Grandy threaten Zanna's carefully planned, if unorthodox, arrangement. Despite her best efforts and intentions, she is drawn to the man with the shady past, whose tender kisses could prove her undoing.