Everyone--especially his estranged grandfather--thinks Private Avery Barnes is just a wealthy playboy. Yet the military taught him to value what can't be bought--honor and love. And if he wins the top prize at the cavalry competition, he'll show his grandfather he's made of more than his birthright. He needs lovely veterinarian's assistant Jennifer Grant to help him train. Except that Jennifer, from the other side of the tracks, is wary about Avery's commitment--to the competition and to her. Until winning her heart becomes the greatest prize of all.