Since her birth, Lady Jane Sinclair has been unofficially betrothed to Roger Hastings, heir to Trenton Abbey. But at twenty-five, Jane remains unmarried – and the rumors of Roger's liaison with the immodest Lady Horton have spread like wildfire. While out riding, she discovers her betrothed in a tryst among the flowers – and need not see the face of his lover to recognize the unlaced corset of Lady Horton. Jane is cut by his scandalous behavior, but Roger's roguish figure nonetheless torments her in her most private moments.
But suddenly, Roger proposes – and though Jane is now assured of the husband she desires, Lady Horton's challenge threatens to destroy her fragile future with Roger before it begins. And even if she has never known the fiery passions of desire fulfilled, she knows she must lure Roger away from this wanton woman – if her tender love is to bloom!