When a charming rake, Tristan, sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss, her brother John challenges the rake to a duel. To save both John and Tristan from harm, Elizabeth must get married….to Tristan's brother.
Gently bred young ladies don’t run away from home to find employment, but when forced to choose between marrying a brutish oaf or becoming another man’s mistress, Susanna makes an unconventional decision.
Desperate to save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy gentleman to propose. Her choices? a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.