3 of 5 stars
I usually adore Ms. Grey's books, but this one was just okay for me. I didn't feel the deep connection I usually do with her other characters. Julia Fairbright is the widow with a young child, the current duke's grandson. Unfortunately for Julia, the duke is tyrannical in his restrictions on what she can and cannot do. He keeps her in line with the threat of taking away her son which she had no doubt he would do if she strayed from his guidelines. She meets Garrett Stockton in the weirdest way--her bonnet is tangled in a tree and he helps cut her free. From there, Garrett is obsessed with her and seems to pop up every time she needs help. Even though Garrett is a good guy, I felt like I just being told what he was doing instead of being immersed in the story. There is a HEA, but I wished there was more to his character.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy and all opinions are my own.