Once Upon A Duke by Erica Ridley
This is romantic, amusing, sad and sweet. Benjamin is stubborn, determined and intense. Noelle is sweet, caring and generous. He broke her heart 5 years earlier when he left Cressmouth without saying good-bye. And he has only come back to get the locket his grandfather stole from him. But before he can have it he has to finish the project his grandfather gave him. So while he's in town he decides to spend time with her, knowing that they will never see each other again, while also realizing that he wishes that things could be different, that they could be together. She also comes to learn that he left her because he is heartbroken, not because she's not dispensable. They both have an epiphany at the end of the story, and both realize what love means.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.