What's it about:
Heather Winslow is a young adult and heiress to the family fortune, made in oil. She begrudgingly agrees to her mother's insistence on a 'coming out' ball and to be interviewed by society reporter, Duke Fieldman. Initially put off by Duke's disdain for wealth, she is attracted enough by his good looks to arrange a date with him.
Heather and her two debutante friends love helping to solve high-profile crimes. Once they gather enough evidence, they pass on the information to the newspaper anonymously, along with a long-stemmed rose, earning the three friends the title of 'The Rose'. When the girls take on a high-profile murder, Heather discovers an opportunity to help Duke realise his dream of becoming an investigative reporter.
What I thought:
I really enjoyed this book. Initially Heather and her friends came across as a bit air-headed and ditzy. However, not very far into the book, Debra develops these characters with depth beyond their wealth and easy life. I enjoyed the way that Duke & Heather's relationship was developed and how they dealt with the challenges of bringing their two very different world's and life experiences together.
Book number 2 in this series, 'Lorna' is newly released. I will look forward to reading her story.