As I continue my habit of reading books in series out of order, this is book three of the Lily Singer adventures. Sebastian and Lily are, however reluctantly, starting to face up to their feelings about each other. Even Madam Barrington is beginning to be forced to reevaluate her opinion of Sebastian.
All this reexamining is helped along by the fact that Lily now knows a good deal of the information about her past that first her mother and then her mentor, Madam Barrington, had kept from her in a not altogether well-thought-out plan "for her own protection."
Sebastian is still keeping secrets "for her own good." Her new maybe-boyfriend, FBI Agent Richard Grant, is also keeping secrets, and some of that may also be "for her own good," although some of it is just for the sake of his case.
What adds insult to injury is that her cat, Sir Edgar Allan Kipling, is in cahoots with Sebastian to protect her...
You can see why Lily might be getting a little bit frustrated with people in her life trying to protect her by keeping secrets.
Lily is trying to be more confident and assertive. Sebastian is trying to be more thoughtful about what Lily really wants.
But the big issue is that they're discovering that Lily's father, John Faust LeFay, has been kidnapping children for years. The fact that he's recently kidnapped his brother, Lily's Uncle Allen, is a minor point by comparison.
It's a story that keeps moving, and things keep happening, and you won't get bored. Still just a light, entertaining read, but still a lot of fun.