To be wealthy and alone is but a blessing, or so she thought.
Lady Theodosia will never accept another proposal. Mr. Easton will never ask.
But never is a risky word.
Dosie—if she had friends, they would call her such—agreed to attend her grand uncle’s house party because she loved the dear man. But she knew it would be dreadfully lonely. So she reached out to an acquaintance she knew couldn’t possibly be interested in marriage and invited him to come as her friend.
Julian accepts in desperation to get out from under Edward’s thumb. As he lines up multiple house parties in a row, he determines to find a way to make his own living.
Nothing at the party goes as they plan, and when both start having feelings, Dosie’s fears and past come barreling back to haunt her while Julian’s realization that he’s woefully unprepared to support a wife rocks his foundations.