James St. Giles, Earl of Eagleton, returns to England to exact revenge on the Godwins. Darius and Mary Godwin betrayed his parents as they fled to China and the time has come for James to claim what is rightfully his.
Irresistible and irrepressible Celine Godwin, the Godwins' daughter, will be brought out this season. This is a sham exercise to keep the truth quiet: she is to be married off to a businessman in order to help her parents line their pockets.
James has excellent sources who bring him this welcome news and he wastes no time adjusting his plot to include Celine. But James soon discovers that breaking up the betrothal Celine dreads will have some unintended consequences.