Not a favorite for me. I just didn't connect with Lady Lily or Julian Bellamy. This book resolves the lingering issues from the murder of Leo Chatwick. His best friend was Julian Bellamy, his devoted twin sister was Lady Lily. After his death, their relationship has to change, but which way? To intimacy and marriage? Or to separate lives?
Lady Lily, deaf due to illness, had relied on her brother for social assistance, now she turns to Julian to fill the gap. But Julian has other goals and motives and Lily's needs get in the way.
The plot picks up dramatically when Julian is shown to be living a double life, literally, one side he's Julian Bellamy who goes to ton parties and lives the life of a gentleman, the other side he's James Bell, apparently a clerk in change of Aegis Investments. Even later, we learn more about Leo and his mysterious lover.