This is the second Lavinia Kent book I have read. I have really enjoyed her writing. I fall in love with the characters, quirks and all. Their stories pull on my heartstrings. This is the rougher side of life, not all balls and luxury for these two. Obligations and family make people do some stupid things, and Emma/Ruby and Derek are content to follow their course until they spend time together. The closing of this story came with several surprises, and it is interesting how things get put into motion. This couple try to set boundaries on their relationship, keeping it to the hot and sweaty kind of relationship. Their hearts have other ideas. I laughed, chuckled, and even almost cried through their tale. I look forward to the next one in this series.