Lady Arianne Dunne went along with her brother's rash scheme to ensnare her a rich husband. In love with another man, she sees the wealthy marquis as merely a means to an end.
Garret Spencer, the Marquis of Ravensford, is the last man any lady would seek as a husband. An unrepentant libertine of the worst sort, he has sworn off marriage.
Arianne's husband leaves her after their wedding night, furious to be forced to marry her against his will.
It is only years later that he comes back for her, unable to forget the wife he abandoned in anger.
Arianne soon finds her unsuitable husband perfect for her until deceit from the past threatens her happiness. Their new-found love is then tested and the greatest challenge of all is forgiving one another.