If the situation hadn't been dire, Lady Lillian Temple would not risk so much. But her father's fortune is dwindling, and darling Lily needs to make a match as quick as quick can be. Fortunately she already has a tendre for dashing Lord Melwin,who would make the perfect groom. Unfortunately, he doesn't notice her a whit at the house party they are attending. That's when she decides to sneak into his bed . . .
A cool, haughty bachelor of the ton, Lord Anthony Wendover vows to marry only when he falls in love. Then he takes over Lord Melwin's room and awakens with a pretty stranger shreiking at his side. As a gentleman, he must offer for her hand, and as a lady in dishabille, she must accept, even though Lord Wendover knows that marriage to a stranger will surely drive Lily into a tizzy. Unless this accidental pairing is part of cupid's plan to create the perfect husband from a most imperfect man.