When it comes to encountering love, there is no saving throw.The last thing Tori wants is to live her life by anyone else's rules but her own. Ever since she left the world of country clubs and debutante balls behind, she has lived free of the standards imposed by others. But something is missing......and that something is Madeleine, a carefree grad student from the same upper class social circles. The attraction is unexpected and, to Tori's surprise, more liberating than the life she has cultivated for herself. Piece by piece, Madeleine takes down the wall that conflict and heartbreak have built around Tori's emotions.Is loving Madeleine the key to Tori's healing and happiness? And is Tori willing to step back into that world, even just a little, to take a chance on a love that could last?