Elizabeth Bonicetti, a Victorian London actress, is propositioned by a young man, Mr. Lionel Conner, to be his first, and to teach him the finer points of love to be ready for his new wife. Trying to not let her feelings get in the way, she is determined to teach the "lessons" without becoming attached. But she can't help but fall for the young Airship captain. Determined to keep their relationship temporary, she continues with the "lessons" until their final consummation in which he reveals his secret. Can she still except him after this revelation? Or will she reject him for the secret he refuses to reveal.