Cowpuncher Ben McCade has a pocketful of money and a thirst for good whiskey...and for Rose Dixon. But she belongs to his former boss, Johnny Howard. Undeterred, Ben offers Rose thirty gold dollars to share her bed for the night. It's a risky offer, but one Rose is willing to take. She desperately wants her freedom. The money not only tempts her, but so does the rugged cowboy.
When Johnny catches them, all hell breaks loose. Ben and Rose manage to escape, and Ben promises to find her a safe place to live. He also promises to collect his money's worth from her. Rose willingly lives up to her end of the bargain when it comes to granting Ben McCade sexual pleasures. Unfortunately, the deal between the two of them wasn't supposed to involve her heart.