Jory Berg Alexander is beautiful, talented, cultured, refined and well educated—a sophisticated young San Francisco socialite and a recent graduate of the oldest and most prestigious all-girls boarding school in the Maryland hunt country. She is also an accomplished equestrian who received national recognition at a young age. Her passion for riding consumes every aspect of her life, and nothing can derail her plans for success—until she meets Nat. He is unlike anyone she has ever known—undisciplined and arrogant, with a volatile temper and a southern accent nearly incomprehensible to her ear. He is handsome, charismatic, and charming when it suits him, but his charm hides a darker side of insecurity and ignorance. He is the product of a small rural town, rife with suspicion and steeped in a tradition of intolerance and prejudice. As their passion for each other grows, the differences between them intensifies; until betrayal and deceit finally creep in to poison and possibly destroy their relationship. Opposites may attract, but for how long, and to what end? In this novel, a San Francisco socialite unwittingly becomes involved with a rakish young man from the rural South while searching for ideal love.