When pressured into accepting a husband of her father's choosing, Lady Iona seeks out the notorious rake Lord Nathan Wynter for his help in learning how to stand up for herself.
While Iona is looking for adventure, Lord Nathan is doing his honest best to reform his ways in order to repair his reputation and his disastrous relationship with his family. Winning the very proper Lady Iona for a wife would go a long way to achieving that end.
However, the more he tries to protect Lady Iona from running headlong into disgrace, the more he grows to admire her daring spirit and unpredictable antics. Instead of returning her to the obedient world in which she was raised, he encourages her blossoming passions. Such a move is surely going to lead them both to ruin.
But for love he is willing to risk everything.