Rumours fly that Gareth Morant, Earl of Standon, is to be wed. He cannot honourably deny them, but he won't be forced into marriage.
Encountering a respectable governess in scandalizing circumstances, Gareth demands her help to make him entirely ineligible.
He educates the buttoned–up Miss Jessica Gifford in the courtesan's arts. But Gareth hasn't bargained on such an ardent, clever pupil or on his passionate response to her! He wanted to cause a stir it seems they are about to brew a scandal!