Once a spirited debutante, Alane Fairchild is now a penniless young widow with fierce determination to survie any way she can. When Trey Matthews first sets eyes on the bewitching wester saloon singer, he is stunned ti discover that she is the Baltimore society vixen who destroyed his brother. At last he will have rvenge by winning her heart and ruthlessly bereaking it.
He sweeps his happy, unsuspecting bride off to his sprawling California ranch where he intends to spurn her. But gradually, despite himesle, Alan's tenderloy devoation transforms his fury to passion, his cruelty to caring, and he vowes to prove himself worthy of her love and to cherish it forever