Shed made such a fool of herself. You didnt actually think you were the only girl Barrett was seeing, did you? Marshall jeered. Hes just been seeing you because he felt some misguided sense of responsibility toward you. Dani never doubted that Marshall knew what he was talking about. Information like that was his specialty. Dani had been slow to realize that she was in love with Barrett King. Now the futility of that love swept over here. How could she face the rest of her life without him?
What do you know about love? Barrett raged on, Or sex for that matter? More that you think. Dani was uncomfortably conscious of the ruthless line of his mouth. I know it takes two willing people. You believe that a man cant force himself on you, he jeered. The first time I kissed you, I knew that if you had been kissed before, it wasnt by a man. Ive been kissed before, Dani asserted. She tried to push herself away from his chest, only to have him draw her more firmly against him. Do you see how easy it could be? Barrett muttered against her mouth. Now do you understand? No, she answered weakly, closing her eyes briefly against the magnetic attraction. No, now I dont understand anything.
Dani Williams has been drifting with her father all her life, raising and racing horses. Her father has raised a champion racehorse, Rogue, and she is obsessed with the idea that wealthy Barrett King is out to get Rogue and shouldn't be allowed to have him. Later, when Rogue is injured and has to be put down she blames it all on Barrett for no discernable reason.
There is no real answer for why she hates him. I suppose it is because she actually likes him. I just don't know. Barrett himself seems like a nice gentleman --- even paying a hospital bill for the penniless Dani when her father runs out on her (thinking it's for her own good). Dani becomes a model and Barrett continues to try and look out for her and eventually the start a relationship.