Miss Felicity attends the Havencrest house party for one reason: to win over her idea of the perfect gentleman, a man she has hoped for from a distance all season. With a substantial dowry but questionable family secrets, she hopes that within the intimacy of a smaller house party, she might at last secure his hand.
Lord Bolton is not that man. He shocks and unsettles her. He attends the party to wed the woman who will ease his financial burdens. With nothing left of the family fortune, Lord Bolton is left to fend for himself in the best way he knows how, by charming himself someone of fortune, one woman in particular.
Even though Felicity is not that someone, and Lord Bolton is too outlandish to be the perfect gentleman, they find in each other a surprising and useful ally. What will come of their plots and careful subterfuge?