Preston Evans is a man facing hard time with forgiveness. The trouble is, he craves Carly in ways a man shouldn't have to want a woman and he needs her in a manner some deem unlawful. Preston’s pride is killing him, but the problem is, he isn't going to do anything about it. He can't. He just cannot get past the fact that the woman he vowed to love and protect destroyed everything in a blink of an eye with distorted truths he doesn't understand. Soon, another man forces his hand and because Carly is interested in Robert Barkley, Preston may have some difficult decisions to make.
Carly has moved on with her life. Preston told her to get out and never come back so she did. But when the town whore pays her a visit, things change. Carly entertains the idea of Preston again, but when the weather takes a turn for the worse, it isn't Preston who saves her. It's a young man with a focused agenda.
Robert Barkley is a young cowboy weathering the worst of winters in order to save a woman. When he takes Carly to the town saloon, the pain she revisits brings her back to the reality she now faces. She cannot change the past, but her future isn't going to be determined by a man she loved and lost or the one waiting nearby to save her.