Lord Richard Dashwood was handsome, charming, heir to riches, and could have any woman he wanted. He was also selfish, a rake, a gambler, betrayer, liar, without any honor ... Well, you get the idea.
His best friend, Lord Sidney Lynd, was the total opposite, except that he was already rich, not just heir-to-be. So any sensible woman would wish for Lord Sidney Lynd! Therefore, I was furious at Lady Flora!
Lady Flora Winton was already wealthy. She had rejected several proposals as she waited to find a love match. But she fell in love with Lord Dashwood's looks and words of love. She was blind to everything else and would believe no ill of him, even after he did several awful things to her! He even proposed to her only to jilt her a few hours later for someone with more money!