Kate Wentworth, now the Baroness d'Allenay, is struggling to rebuild her family estate after her Father and brother squandered it in gaming clubs. Now the sole heir of the estate she is able to maintain it, but she finds trouble around every corner. Her sister Nancy has fallen for the local Rector and her mother has returned from France with her entourage of dubious friends. Kate doesn't think it could get more complicated until she meets Edward.
Edward Quartermaine, formerly Lord Edward until his father disowned him at the age of 10, has made a large sum running a gaming hell. Bitter after being rejected by his family and society, Edward threw himself into his work. Life seems to be going as expected until he literally crashes into Kate on his way to collect a gambling debt in the form of an estate in Somerset.
Feeling responsible for the crash, Kate brings Edward home to recover. Unfortunately, the crash stole his memories. With a carte blanche Kate and Edward have a chance to fall in love without his disreputable life hampering them. But as his memories come creeping back, can their love withstand the truth?