CRUEL TO BE KINDOne day Alexandra Weber looks up and everyone around her is moving on, growing up, and storing their emotional baggage, which leaves them little time to continue to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. In a moment of rash impulsiveness, for which she is famous, following a night that goes entirely out of control - she's done that way too many times to count - she makes a mistake that leads to an impossible ultimatum and a chance at happiness.Winn Taylor grew up at Crooked Brook Ranch. His life is full of good friends, close family, and a job he was born to do. Yet, he feels like he's drowning. Just when he's certain he can't take on one more responsibility, the girl from Chicago shows up. Alex and Winn hate how they spotlight each other's brokenness. It seems, the only good things they share are their protective affection for Winn's brother, and their love for an abused horse who needs both of them to get better.