Stunning beauty Francesca Seritella Day has grown up pampered by her mother, adored by men, and graced by London society. When her mother dies suddenly, she is faced with the fact that she is left almost penniless. An opportunity to earn money making a movie transported her to America only to find out that the job has been a hoax. Having little resources, she joins 2 strangers to take her to the airport going back to London. However her plans are waylaid when she finds out that a man she is dating in London has been seeing someone else already. Fearing to be London society's laughingstock, she comes into a small town where she learns that nobody cares for her beauty or money or the rich people and places she's met and been to. When Dallas Beaudine, a pro-golfer, has picked up Francesca along the road, he knows that she is big trouble. He hates her high-handedness, vainness and ignorance of the real world. But much as he hated her attitude, he is strongly attracted to her and can't help himself to act on his feelings. And yet unresolved childhood issues, a failed marriage, and a dead son prevent him to be serious in a relationship.
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Francesca Day falls in love with Dallas, whom she perceives as having a beauty comparable with hers. She begins fantasizing about a happy ending for both of them when his estranged wife returns to town. Feeling betrayed, she escapes from the town and is determined to start a new chapter in her life with only her clothes on her back and a baby on the way. Nearly a decade later, she learns the hard way of living and emerges to become a successful television personality. She meets up with Dallas again and finds that love is tougher but stronger the second time around.
When Dallas discovers that he has been an absentee father for almost 10 years, he is furious with Francesca for keeping his son a secret from him. When he sees that Francesca has changed into a stronger person, he begins to fall in love with her. He also admires how she has brought up their son. However Francesca doesn't accept his love easily for she knows that Dallas still hesitates committing which is caused by his past experiences. Only by risking all that he has against winning a prestigious golf tournament can he finally resolve his past and claim the love and family that he has yearned for.
The review of this Book prepared by Katrina Lo