Vivacious and full of life Mae finds it difficult to adjust to the strictures of life in the big city society of Boston. Although fascinated by the rugged coastline and the strange ways of her aunt and her friends Mae misses her home and family in Wyoming.
Estranged from her cousin Sean, who traveled with her to study, she endeavors to master the routine of a high society lady. Determined not to let circumstances dampen her enthusiasm for life, it isn't long until she's smack-dab in the middle of her own adventure and making new friends.
Reese Middleton has always taken wealth and privileged for granted, but has grown bored with the constant indulgent party life-style he and his friends are accustomed to. Wishing to see his sister settled in a good situation he is only biding his time until he can leave it all behind, but when he meets the unconventional Mae James, on the very day she saves his sister's life boredom turns to intrigue.