Sheltered and more than a little naive, Nessa Haughton was raised to be a model of English virtue. But beneath the inexperienced young widow's prim yet exquisitely beautiful exterior beats a wilful heart longing for a taste of wickedness that would shock her proper sister and the rest of London Society.
The new Marquis of Foxhaven, dashing Jack Ashecroft, is one of England's most revered war heros and its most notorious hellion. Though he's inherited his beloved grandfather's title, Jack must reform his rakish ways to gain his fortune. Vowing to earn respectability, he sets out to find proper wife - a woman above reproach who can redeem his reputation.
Irresistibly drawn together, Nessa and Jack each seem to be exactly what the other wants - or so they think. Will their mutual attraction lead to true love, or irreparable ruin for them both?