When twenty-six year old Contessa James wins big in the California Lottery, her life changes in ways she never imagined. Desperate to get out of her crime-ridden neighborhood and away from people claiming to be long-lost relatives in hopes of claiming a piece of her winnings, she moves to a wealthy community to escape it all.
Then she meets a handsome man putting in an honest day's work at a local horse show, she decides to hide her fortune from him, hoping that he will like because of who she is, not what she has. But the mysterious Mike Taylor has secrets of his own.
When the truth comes out, Tessa is shocked, scared, terrified and excited.
** Standalone short story, no cliffhangers.