This is book two in the "Accidental Heirs" series. I have read book one "One Scandalous Kiss" but I really did not see any reference to it or the characters in that book So I would say this is a standalone book and will have no problem reading it without the other one. Although book " One Scandalous Kiss " was really good too...so I would miss out on it. Sebastian Fennick is a newly found Duke. He has a sister and a best friend that is a "brother" to him. His best friend ask him to come to town to help with getting the girl he want's to marry father to agree to this marriage. It seems the older sister, Lady Katherine Adderly after five season is still refusing to marry. This make her father say that until she does her middle sister cannot marry. So Sebastian is to go and try to see if he can court her and possible marry her. Sebastian thinks it time for him to do so and if it helps his friend than all the more for it. But Kitty is a little bit more than he though she would be. She is beautiful but she is somewhat cold but they are both attracted to one another. This starts their story off what they did to be together. I also like the secondary characters and loved following their story too!