Cora Bennett never had the childhood most children have. Her father was killed during a bank heist, and her brothers and mother have been known as the famous Bennett Bandits ever since. She wants to leave her family’s criminal life, so she begins correspondence with a man in Lone Hollow as a mail-order bride, hoping he will soon send for her to come and marry him.
Sheriff Wyatt Bullock can’t wait for the girl he’s been corresponding with to arrive in Lone Hollow. He also can’t wait to make her his bride. When Miss Cora Bennett arrives, however, she’s not the proper lady he was picturing in his mind. She rides a horse like a man, can shoot a gun, and wears pants! When her mother and brothers arrive too, not only is Wyatt shocked, but Cora seems surprised too. She also seems scared, and Wyatt doesn’t know what to make of it.
After a band of robbers terrorizes a neighboring town, the mayor enlists the help of Wyatt and his deputy sheriff to make sure a stagecoach passing through makes it through town safely. When Wyatt discovers Cora’s secrets, he’s forced to face the truth that she not only lied to him but could have written to him just to get information on the stagecoach.
Will he ever believe she didn’t meet him on purpose? And when Cora finds out her family has plans to rob the stagecoach, can she stop them from not only robbing it but gunning down Wyatt in the process?