Her list of his attributes made him chuckle, though she surprised him when she finished by expressing her own attraction. "I'm also old, boring, set in my ways, and occasionally grumpy," he reminded her. "And I had no idea you had even the slightest interest in me. I have to admit I would not have said no." They had been friends for several years, and she was intelligent, beautiful and she had a big heart. All things that he was attracted to.