Lena Duncan's wedding day is the happiest day of her life, as she marries the man of her dreams, the handsome young cattle rancher whose land borders her father's ranch. Her joy dims with a shocking series of wedding night revelations starting with her new husband's refusal to share his bed. Lean is evicted from his room and hustled off to the guest room where she is told everything will be explained by an attorney the next morning.
Judson Pierce is an ambitious young man with big plans to expand his ranching operation. The only thing standing in his way is the need for more water for his growing herd. When he approaches Lena's father about purchasing water rights to the creek running on Duncan's land, Lena's father purposes a very unusual deal instead. Abandoned by his mother at an early age and betrayed by his former fiancee, Judson is certain Lena is part of the scheme he feels forced to accept.
When Lena learns of the bargain her husband has struck with her father, it threatens to shatter her dreams of a home and family of her own. Will she be able to convince the man she loves to risk his heart and trust her love?