Lady Caroline Waverly was but a girl when she vowed to remain unmarried, and even as a lovely young woman, she refuses to change her mind. Why should she? She is mistress of her own estate, and needs no man to support her. She has passionate, intellectual pursuits that a man would only mock. Let the handsome and gallant Lord Nicholas Daentry find his perfect match in the dazzling Countess Lavinia Welham. Caro would not dream of trying to best such a bewitching creature, until she finds the voice of reason drowned out by the longings of her heart.