The bride of a man she had never loved, Araminta Winthrop's life is changed drastically and forever when notorious desperado Rigo del Castillo crosses the Mexican border to crash, guns blazing, into her Texas wedding reception, taking her captive in a game of savage revenge against her unwanted husband. It is Rigo's ruthless intention to ravish Araminta, then return her to Judd Hobart, the neighboring rancher her grandfather has arranged for her to marry and who had, years ago, raped and killed Rigo's own young bride, Marisol. But once he has claimed Araminta as his own, Rigo finds he cannot bring himself to part with her, after all. Instead, he carries her deeper into Mexico, where a revolution is under way, under the leadership of the great general Pancho Villa. Soon, Araminta is swept up in the war for freedom --- and she no longer seeks to escape from Rigo, with whom she has fallen in love. But Judd Hobart wants his bride back, and he will stop at nothing --- not even murder --- to retrieve her!