Returning home from the war with a wounded leg, Lord Nicholas Huntington isn't expecting to find a lovely young nurse on his father's estate. Not only does Miss Charlotte Kittridge possess a most delicate touch, but something about her intelligent mind and fiery heart makes Nicholas want to take her in her arms and never let go. Unfortunately, he vowed long ago not to marry.
At seven and twenty, Miss Charlotte Kittridge is considered an old maid, but in Lord Huntington's presence, she suddenly feels like a schoolgirl again. Now Charlotte, the daughter of the most talented physician in all of Europe, finds herself nursing the hope that the man who makes her heart flush with desire will someday return her dangerously passionate love.