They do say that a rake reformed makes the best husband. No one, however, goes on to say what type of woman he should choose for his wife! The answer appears logical to Viscount Dayle: the dullest and most conventional kind of course. Exactly the opposite sort of woman that his childhood friend, Sophia Westby has become. What then, is a poor man to do when his illogical heart yearns for an unconventional misfit of a young lady -- one who scorns his new demeanor and only longs for the rake's return?