Even though she was young, Margot Radcliffe fantasized about and lusted after sexy Travis Maher, the family’s horse whisperer until he let her know they weren’t going to happen. When her father refused her help on the ranch again, home was suddenly extremely unattractive. Making her own plans, tearful Margot dusted off her feelings and went to New York to find fame and fortune as a model.
Eight years later, tragedy touches the Radcliffe family. Their father and his wife are killed, leaving Margot and her sisters, Jordan a mother and wife with a marriage less stable than she thinks and stepsister, Jade, a surly teen. It’s up to Margot to find a way to care for Jade and save the ancestral home. Not to mention her own career.
Margot’s shocked to find she also has to find a way to make amends with Travis since no one knew exactly why her father fired him just before he died. Closed mouthed about the details of his leaving Rosewood, Travis grudgingly returns. Margot and Travis dance around their feelings as she hides the family’s financial issues, parent Jade and tend her career and Travis tries to hide his feelings for Margot.
Pride, predictability and mixed messages had the leads hard pressed to stay out of their own way as the fashion industry and horse husbandry shared the spotlight. However, this fairly strong, medium-paced, heart-felt read with flawed characters had a bit of depth and would be a perfect beach or rainy day read.