Gabriella Franklin is a born leader and a resilient woman who rebukes conformity and dances to the beat of her own song. In spite of humble beginnings and her strong stances, she has managed to achieve success by all social standards. She's checked all the socially required blocks of womanhood, has a list of superlatives and certificates a country mile long, secured a corner office in the heart of Washington, D.C. and schmoozes with some of high society's most powerful and elite. To all her friends, Gabriella's world is perfect. In spite of all she has managed to achieve on her own terms, she feels trapped in a restrained identity and longs to be free.
Gabriella's journey to freedom is interrupted when she meets Dasht D. Spelbender, a powerful attorney and suave Southern gentleman by all definitions. Dasht, a self-made man who in some ways marches along with the band of social conformity and at other times robustly rebels literally takes her world by storm.
The two of them embark upon a journey with Gabriella throwing all caution to the wind and opening up to find a freedom she has never known only to have it snatched away with no alarm signaling the approaching storm.