SCANDAL OF THE SEASON . . . At five-and-twenty, Venetia Lanyon despairs of ever meeting the handsome hero of her romantic dreams. Then her long-absent neighbor, Lord Damerel, returns home to Yorkshire. An infamous rake, he is the most scandalous man in all England and he has set his amorous sights on the lovely Venetia.
Determined to woo and win the fair Venetia, Lord Damerel pursues her with a passionate abandon that is soon the talk of the ton. But Venetia has no intention of losing her heart to the rakish lord until she is sure that beneath his swashbuckling ways and shocking manners lies a tender heart belonging to her.