Fawn Trunbough returns home in hopes of putting her life back together. Instead, she finds Garrett Horton, the devil in blue jeans who drove her away ten years earlier, waiting to pick up where they left off. Her father, however, is determined to keep them apart. He intends to hide the secret that forced her to run away from Horton in the first place. He is convinced Garrett only wants Fawn's inheritance and his lead mines.
A tornado on the ground is headed toward the elementary school. Fawn digs deep to protect those in her care only to put another life in jeopardy. The mine rescue team, shocked at the devastation, races against time to save the children buried in the rubble.
With shattered lives and buried secrets exposed, Garrett discovers sometimes to rescue your dreams you sacrifice a hatred that could threaten everything. He is determined that this time nothing will stop him from taking what he wants most, but will he be able to break the barrier of a heart as hard as the lead he brings up from the mines of the Ozark Mountains?