Left penniless after her parent's death, Kelsey Langton must now take responsibility for the well-being of her younger sister, Jean. But when circumstance and human frailty conspire to leave them homeless as well, Kelsey is forced to resort to drastic measures. Only by allowing herself to be sold at auction can she rescue her sister's future -- and so Kelsey enters the infamous House of Eros, resigned to becoming the plaything of some well-heeded gentleman.
Lord Derek Malory is the highest bidder for Kelsey's charms -- a dashing rakehell from a family of charming London rogues who draws the sensuous dark-haired maiden into a world of unparalleled pleasures and dangerous rivalries. But Kelsey must scrupulously guard the secret of her highborn past -- even as her grace, wit, spirit and beauty entice her new "master" to renounce his scandalous ways...and take a chance on true love, the most perilous and rewarding gamble of all.