On the run from an unwanted marriage, Lady Albina finds out it is difficult to hide for long.
Patrick, the Marquess of Addenbrook, delights in showing off his wealth and his possessions and the excellent company he keeps. Irritated by the arrival of his nephew, whom he has been forced to care for, Patrick quickly hires a governess and intends to continue on with his life just as it has been before, only to find himself slowly becoming distracted by the young governess’ presence in the house.
Lady Albina has been forced to run from her family’s estate. Hiding her true name and seeking aid from her old governess, she is relieved and frightened to take on a position with the marquess. Finding him aloof and disinterested in her, Albina throws herself into her new situation, only to find the marquess beginning to become all the more present. When danger begins to approach, Albina must make a choice. Will she reveal her true self to the marquess? And what will Lord Addenbrook do when he discovers the truth?