Merideth Bradley, a professional fundraiser, needs a job fast—the further from NYC the better. She takes a gamble on helping a British landowner keep his historic estate in private hands. Meri's concept of a cross-continental Georgian Ball pairs perfectly with the owner's fundraising plans, until the property abruptly falls to his heir, Robert. When Meri discovers Robert is the carefree climber from the local pub she's been sharing hikes and kisses with on weekends she feels betrayed. Again! And his unwillingness to take responsibility for the future of this special house and all those who depend on it incenses her. Forced to work with him while he decides the fate of the property she's come to love, she struggles against her own past mistakes, reluctant to accept Robert's effort to define what matters most to him in life. Can Meri and Robert ignore the power of their own attraction? Not when Meri's ex-lover arrives to blackmail her and a shocking catastrophe demands Robert and Meri make choices, for both the property and themselves. You can run but you can't hide.