A Helpless Heiress . . . Trapped under the guardianship of her despicable uncle, Anne Haycroft is about to be married off to pay his gambling debts. She has been promised to a heartless nobleman who wants to add the lovely heiress to his collection of priceless treasures. Unwilling to be sold into a passionless marriage, Anne has no one to turn to . . .
. . . until Lord Justin Rochford finds himself alarmingly attracted to the desperate young beauty. He takes her under his wing, situating her at his aunt's London home. To thwart Anne's uncle, Justin creates make-believe suitors for her -— all the while hoping that her innocent affection for him will make its roundabout way to a genuine love . . .