Fresh from crying off her fifth engagement, Lady Serena Fairchild, heartless jilt and careless flibbertigibbet, declares she is finished with men – until she discovers a strange and handsome man in her own bed. Is there no escaping the insidious creatures? Worse, the impudent man claims to have been hired as overseer by Serena's brother and refuses to leave the premises!
What Serena doesn't know is that in Nicholas St. Ives, alias Tom the serving man, she has met her match. The former soldier and well-known rake had hoped to elude a Frenchman bent on avenging a crime Nicholas did not commit by holing up at The Fairchilds' London home. Serena's untimely return not only forces him to adopt the persona of Tom, but also to all madly in love with his supposed mistress – and she with him. But the feisty pair has a stormy road ahead of them – before they learn that running in tandem, they make a wild and glorious team!