Ryan Havens appears to be a cowboy who's down on his luck. He's angry, frustrated and looking for a fight when he meets Erica Smyth. She's a barmaid with limited skills who has two drunken brothers harassing her. Ryan comes to her rescue, but the ensuing brawl leaves him injured and her jobless. They reluctantly agree to work together and share expenses for the next few weeks.
What neither of them wants the other to know is their true identity. Each plays the part of a chameleon, constantly changing as the situation demands. Their relationship undergoes many changes, beginning with prickly animosity and growing into a deep, sensual love affair.
Now all they have to worry about is the truth.