Elizabeth had barely begun to enjoy her freedom from the subjugation of wedlock when her father, who had sold her into marriage once, prepared to sell her again.
Meanwhile, the insufferably arrogant Earl of Colchester, who emphatically did not want a wife, proposed she should become the latest on his list of mistresses.
Elizabeth thus had to choose between a monstrous marriage and a shameful situation.
But Elizabeth had another choice. She could choose to fight -- showing her father how undutiful a daughter could be . . . and teaching the infinitely experienced Earl a decidedly new lesson in love . . .