Charles Royce was but thirteen years of age when his stepfather, the Earl of Weybridge, arranged for his kidnap and murder. But instead of burying his body in a shallow grave, as ordered by the earl, his kidnapper sells him to the Captain of a slave ship bound for Jamaica. Eighteen years later, when Charles returns to London society to attain his revenge, it is as a very different person indeed. For, whilst in Jamaica, Charles becomes Charlotte, a beautiful young debutante and wife to one of the richest plantation owners on the island. When her husband succumbs to yellow fever, the beautiful and fabulously rich Lady Charlotte returns to England with one ambition in mind—the complete and utter destruction of the Earl of Weybridge. Lady Charlotte soon discovers, however, that revenge is not a dish best served cold, after all. Instead, she discovers revenge is a dish best tempered with love for her friends, with love for her family, and with her love for a very special man.