First, she loses her honor; then, she loses her heart
Seventeen-year-old heiress Sarah Lennox-Matthews has one goal in mind when she begins a flirtation with dissolute Darcy Ashton, the Earl of Moreland: to annoy his uncle, the handsome and dashing Sir Nicholas Ashton. The ruse quickly turns sour when Darcy abducts her, intent on securing her considerable fortune. Fearing the ruin of her reputation, Sarah agrees to marry him forthwith. But soon she confronts a greater challenge to her honor than being forced into a loveless marriage. Darcy’s unbearably attractive uncle arrives at Moreland manor. Although matrimony is the least of Nicholas’s concerns, he seems determined to seduce her, putting her honor at stake again . . . and perhaps even her heart.