Marcus Redwyck, seventh Earl of Amberley, doesn't fancy arranged marriages. But his family's fortunes depend on a quick wedding to Juliana Hutton, an heiress known for rejecting all her suitors. But after their first meeting is postponed due to "illness," there seems no harm in his going to the theater to see an opera dancer who is the latest rage.
It's not as if Redwyck would ever do anything more than look. And besides, none of the young bucks has yet won the favor of the famous and mysterious Mademoiselle Juliette Lamant, whose beauty is perfection itself.
But unbeknownst to him, Miss Hutton is in the midst of an adventure of her own - one designed to determine whether that man to whom her grandfather has promised her hand is worthy of her love...or if he's the sort of fortune-hunting cad who would neglect his wife in pursuit of the loveliest opera dancer imaginable.
This was a good book. I liked the woman character, a girl after my own heart. She really didn't want to get married and went out on a small adventure on her own. Pretty risky for a woman at that time, wanting to be independent and have no man to boss her around.