Mild-mannered Solomon Hathaway is still grieving over the death of his twin brother, for which he feels responsible. He just wants to be left alone to create new dyes for his uncle's tailoring shop. However, when a family heirloom goes missing, he must turn to his other uncle—an earl Solomon usually tries to avoid. The earl sends him to Lady Serena Ravenshaw, famous for her underworld connections and her acid tongue. Solomon is shocked to recognize Lady Serena as the same bedraggled prostitute to whom he once gave his entire quarterly allowance.
As Solomon struggles to understand Serena's past—which, much like his, left her straddling the two worlds of business and high society—she helps him realize that perhaps his own past isn't quite what he thought. But the pair must negotiate a treacherous world of crime and
espionage before they can learn to trust—and love—again.
Your first paragraph is set up.
Your second is unfocused generalized cliche.
Solomon Hathway meets Lady Serena and recognizes her as the former ho ho on the street corner. Then what? Be specific. And "treacherous world of crime and espionage" can only be used to describe Grandmother Snark's co-op board meetings, not novels.