Emma Love runs a dating agency that runs Jane Austen-like Regency events where participants are encouraged to find “a lasting connection rather than a quick fumble”.
The current Season is being held over the festive period, and Hope Lucas, who didn’t find a match last time, is given a free pass. She brings along her best friend and playboy Theo, as well as her competitive twin cousins, Grace and Connie Price.
Meanwhile, Emma’s own love life seems sorted – she’s dating Tom Knight, who she met playing online poker. But then she gets an offer she just can’t refuse.
This is a sequel to A Season for Love but can be read as a stand-alone. The concept of a Regency social season for modern singles is a fun one but we didn’t really get to know any character particularly deeply and Emma’s own love affair didn’t progress much either. There was also a Scandal Sheet which published gossip about the participants but it sadly had none of the wit nor narrative significance of Bridgerton’s Lady Whistledown’s papers.