In this latest installment of the Survivor’s Club series, Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, meets his match. While visiting a fellow survivor he meets Agnes Keeping -- a young widow, who is average in every way. Flavian is wary of love because his fiance broke her engagement with him and married his best friend when he came home from the war with brain injuries. Now he deals with a stutter, difficulties with his memory and debilitating headaches when he tries to remember what he has lost. Agnes is immediately taken with the viscount but she too is wary of passion.
Balogh fans will enjoy this deeper look into the life of a character that has been introduced in earlier books. Although I liked both main characters, I didn’t find their story to be as satisfying as previous stories. He wanted to marry her because he felt “safe” with her and she was in love with him after one waltz but didn't want more than memories of that dance. If you have read the previous books in the series, you will want to read this one as well.