Seeing the woman to whom he intends to propose standing under the mistletoe, Robert, Viscount Alderton, can't resist stealing a kiss. He's quite surprised to discover her cousin, Isabella Stone, in his arms. And more surprised at how much he enjoyed kissing her.
Unbeknownst to the two, a notorious rake witnessed the kiss and takes it for granted Isabella was a willing participant. The rake's attempted seduction of Isabella becomes the scandal of the Christmas ball.
Alderton will do anything to keep Isabella safe, including marrying her. But Isabella could never admit her feelings for her cousin’s intended, and always hoped to marry for love. Can Alderton prove the accidental kiss was actually fate’s intervention?