Julia Becker, a pretty and popular barrel-racing champion, is acutely aware that life changes in the blink of an eye. She’s about to start her senior year of high school and is recovering from a serious riding accident when her long-time boyfriend, star-quarterback Tyler Perkins, breaks up with her.

Lucas Mercado, the son of a Mexican migrant worker, has been living and working at the Perkins dairy farm for the last three months. When he meets Julia at the end of summer, he wants nothing more than to help her start riding again. There’s something about her that draws him to her, but he knows he needs to be careful.

When Julia is finally back on her feet, she begins to train for a rescue race with Lucas. Just when life starts feeling normal again, Julia is reminded of how quickly things can change and just how much she has to lose.

Life happens fast, and sometimes it’s all you can do to not blink.