Years ago, when Miss Evelyn Waring lost everything in a London gaming hall, she begged assistance from a handsome stranger. But barrister Sir Hugo Mansfield, ruined by his own passion for gambling, could offer her nothing. So Evelyn was forced to make a loveless match with the rich and decrepit Earl of Goreham. But she never ceased to dream of Mansfield. And when, newly widowed, she meets him again, her heart starts spinning.