Hadley Lockett is in partnership with her friend Molly Greyson. They work on houses that owners want restored, helping to renew the interior design while they restore the house. They both adore historic houses.
Aaron Kingsley works for his father in their family’s financial business. It’s been passed on from Aaron’s grandfather to his father. Aaron is next in line and works hard to help the company be a success.
Aaron owns an historical house and asks Hadley if her Company would be willing to work on the restoration of it. Hadley and Molly agree. Although Hadley and Aaron are drawn to one another, each has reasons to resist the attraction. Then strange gifts of flowers begin showing up for Hadley. Busy with the wonderful house she and Molly are restoring, she pays the flowers little heed until the same flowers are found in Aaron’s car when it gets broken into. Meanwhile, back at the house, a pipe bursts, a part of a roof caves in and a brick gets thrown through a window. Things are starting to get threatening.
This story is a mystery romance, or maybe a romantic mystery and it has some surprises. While I was rooting for Hadley and Aaron to fall in love, I wasn’t sure it was going to happen. It took me until almost the end of the story before I began to suspect how the mystery would be solved. I had a hard time putting it down and finished it over the course of one day – even reading it while I was making supper. I’m glad that supper was something that mostly just needed stirring after the initial prep, lol!
There are a number of interesting characters in this book that add to the enjoyment. They play off against each other in interesting ways, even as the suspense of the mystery builds. An enjoyable read.