Elizabeth Merriman works hard to live a quiet life, support her beloved Aunt Deliah, and contribute to society by training poor young women to become competent maids. But her serene life is turned upside down by a scandal from her past. Fearful of her secret's exposure to polite society, Elizabeth's stress is enhanced by the involvement of the wickedly handsome Lord Chandler.
Chan finds himself pursuing the illusive Miss Merriman initially as a favor to his childhood friend. But he soon finds himself fascinated by the spirited beauty and seeks a way to help her and her family as well as his chum. As Chan and Elizabeth's friendship advances, their attraction to each other is undeniable. Will they be able to overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds to find the love of their lives?