The War Between the States might be over, but their battle is just beginning. . . . Bold and strikingly beautiful, Marlena Maxwell hates to lose. She also dislikes playing the part of a Southern belle, especially when she would rather run her father's reelection bid for Senate. That dream vanishes with the arrival of Tyler Hamilton III, a Harvard-educated Boston blue blood hired to rejuvenate her father's campaign. Now a slighted Lena plans to teach this Yankee a thing or two about Texas politics. Tyler Hamilton plays to win, and he has come to the South prepared for a fight. What he doesn't expect is that his primary opponent would be the intriguing Miss Maxwell. He will sacrifice his honor for a campaign tainted by slander and scandal--but can he risk losing his heart to a most impossible lady? From the Paperback edition.