Mr. Stuart Spencer has the misfortune to fall in love with two women. Neither of whom he has the privilege of marrying. Lady Isabella Seabrook wed another. Lady Miranda Carlton vanishes from London Society. Twelve years ago when Lady Miranda's father refuses Spencer's marriage proposal is one of the darkest days of his life. Something he never recovers from. The hurt and anger follows him for years. When he comes face to face with Miranda again, dare he believe they can travel back in time and pick up where they left off?
Lady Miranda falls in love with Mr. Stuart Spencer at the tender age of seventeen. The day she expects his offer of marriage comes and goes. A tragedy has befallen his family. When the mourning period ends she waits for his arrival, but he never comes. Broken hearted, her family penniless and in disgrace, they retired to the country. Twelve years later, her parents gone, Miranda is in desperate need of coin so she ventures to London seeking a husband. To her surprise and delight she finds Spencer, single, handsome and infuriating as ever. Can she risk her heart on him a second time? But more importantly, can she be a wife in the true sense of the word after what transpired only months ago? Something so heinous and shameful it plagues her every waking moment.