London copywriter Jess Smith has a great career, great friends and a great life.
A great man would be the icing on the Christmas cake.
But when her long-time crush Matthew Churchill announces his engagement, it throws her hopes and dreams into a tailspin.
The heartbroken Jess flees to her childhood village of Birling Grove, where she soon clashes with a notorious local earl.
As feelings grow, will new love flourish or will a dithering Matthew get in the way?