Lord Xavier, Alex, is a rogue and known for not being able to turn down a bet. So, when his cousin, Lord Lockwood, makes a bet with him, he takes it. The bet is to have a "proper young lady" attend his Christmas house party and stay for the full 2 weeks. The cousin's choice is Louisa.
While, this book is better than book 1, it still was slow and my attention wondered. It took me a week to finish this. Both characters are likable and I liked how their romance developed. Both are more than they seem.