From back cover: Ever since his young wife's death, Lord Randolph Stanton had gone from gaming table to music hall, running up gambling debts and living down a dissolute reputation.
One would thinkthat he, of all people, would refrain from speaking ill of the sophisticated beauty, Lady Bess, his neighbor since childhood and a society gadabout in her own right. Indeed, putting Lord Randolph and Lady Bess in the same ballroom was like tossing an English setter into a basket withan adorned angora cat!
Until Lord Randolph's daughter, Penny, came home from boarding school--much against her father's will - and taught them both a much needed lesson in love!
Lord Randolph Stanton, a widower, has a 14 year old daughter Penny whom he has seldom seen, first having left her to care of his wife's parents and then to that of Mrs. Bixley's school, while he lived the life of a London bachelor. Although Randy is a nice guy to his servants and takes care of his responsibilities, his young daughter is not a big part of his life. So Penny has come to London to see the sights but also because she misses her father terribly.
The real romance in this book is not so much that between Randy and his old friend Lady Bess as between Randy and his daughter, as he comes to realize how much he does love her and how much she means in his life. Those who like family stories told with liveliness and humor should enjoy this. No sex, lots of Regency color.