Arabelle needed time to think about the proposal. A summer away from home would give her the space needed to consider if she should marry the man who asked her, even though in her heart she really didn't love him. Finding herself in beautiful Bath for the summer was a dream come true. She loved this city with all of her heart. Luckily she had relatives living in the city and has a home away from home while she's there. While exploring the city on her own, she is greeted by an unusually flirtatious man. Charming though a bit odd, she felt it best to keep her distance from him. However, fate had other plans as she finds herself running into this unusual but intriguing man on several occassions. In the meantime rumor has it there is a duke in town and many of the young women are determined to meet him. Imagine Arabella's surprise when she discovers the duke is none other than the man she's been bumping into around town. Why did he keep his status a secret? What will happen to this unusual friendship now that his identity is known? Will Arabella have a chance at love with the duke?