Gina Silvetti arrives in Dawson, Montana, expecting to marry the man she has been corresponding with for several months only to find out that he has passed away. Stranded with very little money and two children to take care of, she has no idea what will happen to them. That is until she meets handsome, eccentric Deputy Rick Westlake. He befriends Gina and her children, arranging for her to stay with Dawson’s mayor, Joe Dwyer and his wife Lacey. Gina is instantly attracted to Rick, and is grateful to him for helping her and her children.
Deputy Rick Westlake is a slightly odd man in that he uses a ferret in his line of work and says many strange things. No one knows much about him and he chooses not to enlighten them until the time is right. Gina is the most beautiful woman he’s ever met and her kids are wonderful. Rick becomes determined to have her, but he is haunted by a terrible past that could threaten any future happiness between the two of them.
Through many twists and turns the couple gives in to their feelings for each other. But Rick’s past and all of his secrets become huge obstacles that they may not be able to overcome. Will Gina be able to accept all the mystery that is Rick? Will Rick be able to get rid of all of his demons so that Gina and he can build a life together? Secrets and family strife may destroy any chance they have to secure to a happy future.