Jason Haverty is looking forward to the fall horse drive, until his boss and uncle inform him that one of the new cowboys, who is coming to help, will be riding his favorite horse. His annoyance is furthered when the cowboy turns out to be a cowgirl - a quick-witted and confident blonde beauty. Trying to avoid her doesn't work. The more time he spends with her, the more an unexpected protectiveness toward her grows.
Bobby Jo's Texas upbringing taught her to give just as good as she gets, a quality Jason finds frustrating, and all the more endearing, in this southern belle. When an accident on the trail places her in possible danger, Jason realizes she means more to him than he thought. The question is, does she feel the same?