Bonnie Townsend decides to take a break from her usual routine and from the man who wants to marry her. She leaves her teaching job in Little Rock, Arkansas, accepts a teaching position at an Indian Pueblo in New Mexico. She begins an interlude that she believes will then lead her back again to her hometown and the man waiting for her. She loves the area and the people. Her interlude would be perfect, if it were not for a neighbor, a virile, handsome doctor who runs the clinic. Ramon De Vargas is everything Bonnie thinks she does not want Bonnie fights her demons as Ramon tries to inveigle himself into her life. Is he the roué Bonnie believes him to be? Or is there more to his story that she doesn't understand?