Adele Bishop stares in disbelief as the tall, imposing figure of Reno Gold steps off the train. Her mail-order husband is no stranger, but the man who gave her a delicious taste of his wild streak years ago -- when she was too young to know how to handle him.
Now he's here, foiling her plan to turn the tables on the men of Whistle Stop, who order their brides as if they were commodities. Adele has no thought of following through on marriage, and every intention of sending the devilishly irritating Reno on his drifting way.
But Reno demands that his fiercely independent bride keep their bargain. Only when their loyalties are tested do they reclaim the passionate promise of the love that was always theirs.