After breaking off their engagement, Eden Paxton's fiance spreads so many rumors about her that she's forced to leave San Francisco. Her pride bruised, an angry Eden heads for the wilds of Colorado to live with her half brothers. But murderous outlaws cut the trip short when they kidnap her, intending to sell her across the Mexican border. Ever since a gang murdered his wife, Matthew Coulter cannot see a woman mistreated without trying to rescue her -- and exacting revenge. So when he sees Eden's predicament, Matthew takes fierce, focused action to save her. As Matthew and Eden run for their lives, Eden sees a kind heart beneath Matthew's rugged exterior. But she wonders which will win out -- Matthew's obsession with revenge, or their growing passion toward each other.