After Nicole lost her beloved father to an illness, she traveled to the UK to scatter his ashes according to his wishes. Her father never told Nicole about his past, and she'd started to wonder why he had to abandon his hometown. While trying to find out, she meets Blake. He claims that he is the heir to Cranford Hall, and she thinks that he might know what happened. His tenderness and warm smile lead Nicole to talk about her father, never thinking that she will regret that choice for the rest of her life.