Kay Hewitt has been stuck with her cruel and controlling brother, Stew, since the loss of her parents. Spending her days at home, isolated, trying to avoid her brother’s bad temper, Kay cannot believe how her life will take a turn for the worst in a single day, when Stew uses her as a bet at a poker game. To her misfortune, her terrible premonition will soon come true, as a stranger beats Stew and she has no choice but to follow him to his ranch. Can she truly be safe with him or a nightmare is awaiting her? Will she lose her heart due to this reckless gamble, or will she discover the sweetest company she’s ever known?
Hutch Mullins has never been interested in having a wife but everything he has planned turns upside down during a fateful win. In a seemingly usual poker game, he feels the urge to save an innocent woman, who is being awfully mistreated by her brother. What he doesn’t expect is that Kay will quickly grow on him and have an enormous impact on his life. Will he take the risk to open his heart for the first time? Hutch is willing to offer her safety, protection and a job but would love ever enter the equation?
Kay and Hutch will find encouragement in the tentative trust that grows between them, but whether it is enough to guarantee them a happy future together is far from certain. The challenges they go through, though, are far from over, as an unknown threat appears on the horizon ready to put everything at risk. Could this unconventional match that started as a simple bet end up becoming the couple of the season?