The Baron Next Door (Prelude to a Kiss #1)
Charity Effington's first betrothal taught her two things:
1) When one loses the attention of an earl, one gains the attention of every gossip in London.
2) Despite the lingering scandal, she’s not prepared to marry for anything less than love.
After a Season spent at the mercy of the whispering Ton, Bath's first music festival offers Charity the perfect escape: freedom to play the pianoforte to her heart's content. That is, until their insufferably rude, though undeniably handsome, neighbour tells her to keep the 'infernal racket' to a minimum.
Hugh Danby, Baron Cadgwith, is in Bath to heal hidden wounds, both mental and physical. He may think he's finally put an end to the noise next door, but he has no idea what he's begun. The more he discovers about Charity, the more he finds her bothersome, vexing and...inexplicably enchanting. Before long, Hugh suspects that even if his body heals, it's his heart that might end up broken.