Parris Sutherland cares little for the gossip swirling about her after she is left at the altar. She is far too busy with a new project: masquerading as "Lady Scruples" and exacting justice on philandering men. If only she could resist the desire aroused by her childhood protector, Dominick Carlisle, recently returned home after eight years. As the new Duke of Wakefield, Dominick has no interest in the aristocratic duties foised upon him. He'd rather unmask Lady Scruples - especially if it distracts him from his long-suppressed feelings for Parris and the dreams that have haunted him since a sultry nigt with a mysterious girl so long ago. But when Dominick discovers that all the women on his mind are one and the same - Parris - he vows to teach her a lesson by seducing her all the way to the altar.