Adam Greyhawke closed down completely when his beloved wife Annie died in childbirth.
When he unwillingly becomes the Earl of Greyhawke, he finds, much to his disgust, that not only can he not reject the earlship but that he has a ready made heir to go along with it.
Forced to go to London to attend to details about his inheritance he is stunned by a beautiful young woman across a crowded ballroom.
When Miss Katharine Wright, injured in a carriage accident when young, is confronted by a handsome man who sees her (somewhat) and not her physical disability she is intrigued. When that intrigue deepens into something more she is puzzled by his attitudes. As she comes to understand more it seems that this man who so challenges and draws her is not interested in marriage.
I loved Katherine's courage and Adam's uncertainty. I loved her directness and Adam's care.
The story evolves with repressed passion and a gentleness that makes for a wonderful and fitting climax for the final story of the Heirs' Club series.