Juliana Chase loves to fix people's lives, she especially loves to play matchmaker. As Juliana takes on the task of making baby clothes for an orphange and helping a neighbor child with an attachment to a snake, she decides to also help her friend, Amanda, find someone to compromise her so she does not have to marry a much older, unsuitable man. While she has taken on all these tasks, she is also looking for a husband, a man with limited interests so he can pay attention to her, unlike her father who never paid attention to their mother.
Dr. James Trevor, Earl of Stafford, is man who found love, married, and was widowed. He does feel the need to ever find another wife, even to carry on the family name. When he meets his friend, Griffin Chase, at a ball, he is introduced to the man's sister, Juliana. James is immediatedly attracted to her, but only as a physical diversion. Juliana is also attracted to James, but since he is a physician, she feels he would not have time for a wife, so she decides to match him with her friend, Amanda.
As Juliana works to match James and Amanda, she finds herself spending more time with James and she begins to fall in love with him, but she fears that he will never get over his dead wife. James follows along with Juliana's attempts to match him with her friend, so he can seduce her, but instead he finds that he can love again, and Juliana is the woman for him. As they both realize their love for one another, they are afraid to expose their feelings. They must risk their pride and put their feelings out into the open before they can pave the path of love and marriage.
This report prepared by Angel Manners