A late night game of cards turns into something far more intriguing when Edwina Merriweather confesses a secret to one of the most charming and debauched men in London. Contrary to popular opinion, Edwina is not in town to find a husband. Instead, she’s resolved to find a rake.
Francis Chevalier is fascinated by the drunken spinster offering up her virginity like a piece of cake. Torn between the need to have her and the desire to protect her from her own stupidity, he politely declines.
Undeterred, Edwina returns with a proposition so daring even Chevalier cannot refuse.