Desiree Chevalier is determined to control her own destiny, and that includes shaking her mother's iron grip on her life. Rosalie Chevalier is not going down without a fight. She's a corporate raider after all and it just wouldn't do to have a wayward daughter. When Desiree steps away from the Chevalier fortune to put herself through Mount Holyoke College, Rosalie decides to show up on her doorstep. Although her mother digs in, Desiree refuses to bend.
Rowan Knight is working just as hard as Desiree to put herself through school. She is intrigued by Desiree but also wary of the icy reception she receives each time they meet. Rosalie's persistent interference in Desiree's life intensifies the tension between Desiree and Rowan. Will they be able to move past the obstacles in their path, or will their love remain unspoken?