Ashton Bedevere: renowned libertine who can ruin a reputation quicker than other gentlemen can drink their brandy. After years in Italy, honing his skills in the delicious art of seduction, Ashe returns to London's high-class establishments -- preceded, of course, by his reputation for lavish opulence and unashamed wickedness. Then his scandalous ways are abruptly ended by his father's death. To claim what is rightfully his, notorious lothario Ashe must do the inconceivable -- take a wife! But who could possibly even think about marrying such a man? Certainly not the lovely Genevra Ralston. After all, she'd be finished in polite society. Wouldn't she? Yet Ashe's notorious charm and practiced touch could prove irresistible….