Bridget Kittrick, headstrong and independent, is ready to show her worth when she's left in charge of her family's estate. She meets Lincoln Huntley, a man with a mysterious past which only heightens her attraction to him. A vicious neighbour, Mr Roache, holds a grudge against the family and orchestrates for Bridget to be kidnapped by wanted men, bushrangers, who take her deep into mountainous country to a hideout. The Boss, Donovan, is unlike any other man Bridget has known and he soon shows her a side to him that pulls at her heart. Only, he is a runaway convict, and she the daughter of a wealthy family. Lincoln Huntley refuses to give up on rescuing her - perhaps her love will be the salve to his wounds, or will he be too late to save Bridget from herself?