A more incompatible couple than Lord Jeremy Barnett and Miss Emmaline Delwyn could not be found in the realm.
Jeremy was the most scandalously successful rake in London. His escapades were infamous, his conquests legion, and his conscience totally lacking. Emmaline was a well brought up young lady who had devoted herself to caring for her infirm father far from society's pleasures and temptations.
But now their respective parents had decreed that the two must wed – and both the libertine lord and the perfectly proper miss agreed to defeat this plan . . . if only Jeremy could keep his pledge to resist Emmaline's untouched beauty . . . and if Emmaline could hold fast to her vow not to yield to love!