Lainey immediately regrets the marriage and when she returns home and tells her father, a well-respected banker, he offers to take care of it for her. Brice, who comes from a far different background than her, refuses to accept that Lainey doesn't want to stay married. His family feels the same. Thus the ground work is laid for a very interesting story.
The character development was very good in the story. I loved Oralee, the strong minded, loving maid that practically raised Lainey. Lainey was a strong female character as well. Even though she let Brice guilt her into marrying him, she stood up for her right to leave the marriage. Brice, while not likeable, was very believable.
Overall it was a very entertaining read and I had a hard time putting it down.