While touring a present day Arizona cavern, Atlanta police officer, Rena Dumont gets lost and is trapped by a cave-in. When she regains consciousness, she finds herself on Jack Haywood's ranch in the year 1876. Though Jake is the epitome of everything Rena thinks a real man should be, she knows she has to fight her growing feelings for him and try to return to her time. Jake Haywood is fighting to save his ranch from a bank takeover and the encroachment of the neighboring rancher. Now he finds he must cope with a sassy strange woman who can shoot as well as any man and talk as tough as he can. Though he's confused by Rena, he has a hard time ignoring the attraction he feels every time he looks at her.