In the dry heat of 1860s Australia, passions and temperature are running high.
Ginny Leigh is caught in a stifling marriage but that doesn't stop her from enjoying the attentions of the virile young men in the neighbourhood.
Dan Berrigan is on the run. Previously a successful gold miner, he's forced to flee Melbourne when he's falsely accused of a serious crime.
In Wattle Creek, the headstrong Ginny is making life-changing plans.When she puts in a bid to put an old staging inn - a watering hole for ruffians and gold prospectors - it's only a matter of time before Dan and Ginny meet. Their lust for each other is immediate, and when they find gold in the hills, their happiness and prosperity seem certain. But Ginny's salacious past is waiting to catch up with her. Can she outwit those determined to ruin her with scandal?