Welcome to Kalispell, Montana! Where the days are 98 degrees, and the nights 40. Here you'll meet the Carter family, "Montana's Royalty" they're called, and their hectic, competitive lifestyle. With the Sectional's tournament quickly approaching, Reed Carter has been training with his horse more then ever, minimizing sleep and maximizing laps. When a potentially fatal accident leaves him petrified of the one thing he loved more than life itself, he wonders if life will ever be the same again.
You'll also meet Shae Russo, the newbie in town. Originally from Missoula, Shae has come to town alone with a dark past lurking behind her. She's trying to forget it all, move on, though fate seems to have a different idea. She's hopeful that Kalispell can hold a new life for her, but things aren't always greener on the other side.
Here in Kalispell, you'll witness the blossoming friendship between Reed - the pathological, superficial hardass - and Shae - the girl who couldn't trust anyone if her life depended on it. Will Shae ever get the life she deserved? Or will visitors from her past hold her back? And will Reed ever face his fear in time to compete in the race he's been training for his whole life?
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