Lady Calliope is the most carefree and spirited of all the Bevelstroke sisters. With her fiery, copper locks and adventurous nature, she is determined to make a name for herself. In an effort to pursue her dream of independence, she sets out for the coast of Lyme Regis to search for rare fossils. The problem is a particular viscount who is always in her way…
Sebastian Ford, Viscount Blakely, has a certain weakness when it comes to redheads and finds Calliope's flirtatious personality quite irresistible. His sights are set on her, but she thwarts him at every turn, knowing him to be a complete scoundrel. When he arrives at the seaside town under the pretense that his curmudgeon of a grandfather wishes to take the waters for his health, the lady is furious, but it doesn't take much persuasion for her to succumb to his charms…
Unfortunately, their growing happiness is threatened by the Marquess of Abersheem. He doesn't believe that Calliope is a good match for his grandson, and devises a plan to tempt Sebastian away.
Is the passionate relationship Calliope and Sebastian have built strong enough to persevere? Or will they crumble under the first test of adversity?