Broken Spur. Montana Territory. 1875 Jessica Langdon is finding life tough since the death of her husband. Forced to run Langdon's Ranch on her own, she becomes the target of the town bully, George Simmons. Intent on showing her that she needs a man, George is not above playing dirty tricks on Jess, including cutting her fences. In her haste to escape George, Jess literally runs into Cole Jackson in the town of Broken Spur. Cole is a mountain man, living away from society, and Jess is intrigued. She is sure Cole is dealing with painful memories from his past. Their shared need to move into a brighter future brings the two together one winter at Broken Spur.