Travis Grayson feels responsible for a serious injury to his long-time friend, Libby. Out of guilt, he proposes, much to her delight. Not long after, he meets Evaline Radcliffe, and she immediately steals his heart. He finds himself in a predicament: he’s betrothed to one woman out of duty, and head over heels in love with another.
To make matters worse, Evaline eventually discovers his duplicity. Evaline has a problem of her own, and she enlists her father’s help in solving it. Her father’s solution is to arrange for her to be kidnapped.