Tired of being beholden to relatives, Sarah Compton jumped at the chance to gain a life of her own - even if, in exchange, she had to guide her beautiful, headstrong cousin through the season and into a successful marriage. But Sarah never expected that her unconventional ways would attract the eminently proper Lord Malcolm Breckonridge - and challenge her heart in surprising ways.
To augment his fast-rising political career, Malcolm wanted a bride who would surpass the most exacting standards. But from the moment he encountered the passionately intelligent, straightforward Miss Compton, he discovered his sudden desire for her was casting doubt on all he believed in. Now, between misunderstanding and near-scandal, he and Sarah would have to break their own rules to embrace a perfect true love that would last forever.