C. E Morgan
"Hellsmouth, a willful thoroughbred filly with the blood of Triple Crown winners flowing through her veins, has the legacy of the Forges riding on her. One of the oldest and proudest families in Kentucky, the Forge family is as mythic as the history of the South itself. Descended from one of the first settlers to brave the Gap, Henry Forge, through an act of naked ambition, is attempting to blaze a new path, breeding horses on the family's crop farm....
One summer, a young woman travels with her lover to the isolated Kentucky tobacco farm he has inherited. As Orren works to save the farm from drought, Aloma struggles with the loneliness of farm life and to find her way in a combative, erotically-charged relationship with a grieving, taciturn man. As she considers whether to stay or leave, Aloma grapples with the choice between fighting for freedom and submitting to love.