This is book two in the "The Lost Heiresses" series. Lady Rose Dunford is a widow who had to 'runway' from a father who was matchmaker her to people she did not like. But now she has found that even though she cared for her husband he was not as exciting as she would have liked. But when she starts seeing that her new neighbor is having a lot of female visitors coming and going to his house. This sets her to try to finding out who he is. This leads her to finding it is Charlie Avery they man years ago that help her escape her fathers matchmaking range. Rose is a little slow to warm up too but you do start to get into the story and their is some tension between her and Charlie.