Faced with an unwanted marriage Elyza dresses as a boy and flees London. The fabulously rich Cleve Redmayne steps in for her rescue when her purse is stolen at the inn where she stops. Cleve convinces Elyza to return to her guardian and stands as her friend as she moves on to Brighton. Elyza is soon head over heals in love. But Cleve is in love with the lovely Corrina. With a light touch this master of the Regency genre brings are starcrossed lovers together. A breezy, humorous novel.