So the heroine, Iris, is one of the terrible musicians of the Smythe-Smith quartet and the hero is named in the title. Richard is looking for a bride and he intends to get married with all haste. It is implied he's a fortune hunter but his reasons for a hasty marriage are so much worse. I am still a little amazed Iris didn't club him to death and bury him under the roses.
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