A viscount is in love with his best friend.
Lord Grey Greyson, Viscount Greyson: My father was pressuring me to choose a suitable bride sooner rather than later. I wasn't averse to the idea and wanted to find a sensible wife, one with no illusions about a love match. I could not promise her my heart because it belonged to Theodore, Marquess of Pelton, a man I had been in love with since the first time we kissed.
Theodore, Marquess of Pelton: Greyson was my best friend and lover, but our desire for each other was forbidden. Both of us came to London to find a wife. Unlike Greyson, I had to contend with the Pelton legacy of marrying the season's incomparable. Miss Zinnia Olander didn't fit into the mold. I am ashamed to admit that I ignored my growing affection for her in lieu of courting her beautiful cousin. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't shake my feelings for her or for Greyson.
Miss Zinnia Olander: I carried a foolish infatuation for Pelton during my first season, but he had eyes for one woman and it wasn't me. After imbibing too much champagne, I did the unthinkable and asked Lord Greyson to dance. The next thing I knew, we were engaged. My attraction to my fiancé was only eclipsed by the secret love for Pelton I couldn't seem to rid myself of. When I found out about an illicit affair between the friends, I had two choices. Either end my marriage to Greyson or explore an unconventional relationship with the two men I loved.