Everyone warned Miss Eleanor Redmond to beware of the irresistibly charming Comte de Beauvais. Even Frederick Leverton emphatically pointed out that as an heiress and the reigning beauty of the London season, it was foolish to choose a French emigre whose pockets were empty and honor suspect.
Eleanor knew that good sense dictated she not listen to the sweet words de Beauvais whispered into her ear. Itwould be wiser to heed the romantic attentions of Frederick, whose reputation and character matched his incredible wealth, striking good looks, and unquestionable sincerity. But good sense does not always rein in runaway romance--as the headstrong Eleanor learned when she found herself far away from home and close to ruin with a man she could only hope loved her as much as she thought she loved him!