Introduces an internationally popular uniquely American sport revealing an insular community. Among the stories of remarkable women never told, are the women of the west. Westerns have been portrayed wholly by white men speaking English; the cowgirls’ stories have not been told.
Lorena’s personal life is the diametric opposite of her professional bravado; she’s a coward who recoils from relationships. At Kitty’s wedding, Mabel and Kitty manipulate Slim to meet Lorena. Despite a magnetic attraction, their conflicting personal agendas and her girlfriends’ constant interference keeps Slim and Lorena apart. Slim appears in her life at consequential intervals.
After rescuing Lorena from being trampled in Chicago, Slim guides her through a grueling physical rehabilitation. During a very public, platonic courtship, he escorts her through nine days of competition. Lorena wins the championship, the love of her dreams, and Slim finally wins his champion. Lorena is ready to change her life and career when she’s finally seduced by and marries Slim. She begins a new career – a stuntwoman in Hollywood films.
She thought it was the right move, he was the right man, and it was true love finally at the right time. But she couldn’t have been more wrong.
Two years later, he’s dead and she’s indicted for his murder.