Miss Victoria Blum's pretty cheeks blushed scarlet! She had stolen into Lord Hardwick's library to retrieve her cousin's bracelet - only to find herself swept into the arms of the most notorious rake in London. The whole episode was simply a case of mistaken identity, although the delicious memory of the earl's lips on her lingered in a most disturbing way.
Then Hardwick accidentally overturned a glass of punch on Victoria's best gown, angered his current mistress, and created a scandalous scene that set tongues wagging from Almack's to White's. Soon all society was abuzz about Victoria and the highborn, handsome - and impossible improper - lord. 'Twas gossip, unfair and untrue, but Miss Blum's first season had been ruined. And worse...the rascal she'd vowed to avoid at all costs had now set out to conquer her heart!