At just 19 years old, Clarissa Banks is trapped. In a moment of desperate weakness, and With little time to leave Chicago behind, she answers an ad for a mail order bride in Nebraska.
She sees this as her one-time chance to escape both her past and the mob boss who's planning to take her as wife for himself.
But coming into town there are many questions, including wondering if the man she meets, Mickey Myers, is worse for her than the fate she left behind.
Despite burgeoning attraction, doubt plagues Clarissa and Mickey both, and misunderstandings could just be the start of their problems.
Can they move past both their hidden fears and deeply-held secrets, and learn to trust the other while finding the love they both seek? Can they both learn to love again despite their difficult pasts?