After his fiancée elopes with a footman, Andrew Macalister, the brooding Duke of Bradstone, is hesitant to trust any woman ever again. It is only fitting the woman to melt his heart is Lady Clara Masson, the social outcast twin sister of the woman who jilted him!
When Clara's life is threatened, Andrew does the only thing he can think of to protect her: proposes marriage. Despite having been in love with Andrew since childhood, Clara only agrees to the engagement to buy herself more time to escape her brother's murderous plans.
What begins as an engagement of convenience quickly turns to a passionate battle of wills between the stubborn duke and his distrusting fiancée.
With fate giving them a second chance at love, Andrew and Clara fight to trust in their love, and each other, before they are torn tragically apart.