The book opens in the present with widowed Rose Cartwright meeting her new neighbor. The neighbor that has inappropriate noises coming from his house in the middle of the night. As Rose realizes who her neighbor is, we are thrown back five years. Rose is Lady Rose Dunford. She has attracted the attention of the much older Duke of Weston. Her parents are thrilled but Rose does want to marry Weston after she finds out what type of man she is. The head groom for her families stables, Charlie Avery, prevents Weston's attack on Rose.
Rose has known Charlie since she was a little girl. When she finds out that he is leaving for America, she packs her bag and runs away with Charlie. As the book progresses to the present, Rose realizes that she has always loved Charlie.
This book was amazing. I loved how the story flowed. Charlie's character grew as he became more successful while Rose was a bit of a snob in the beginning she changed and became accepting of those around her.
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