Charming, witty, and refreshingly candid, lovely Serena Moorely captured hearts young and old alike. She well understood that young Freddy Wathering's puppy love would soon pass. Meanwhile, she did quite enjoy his adventurous company. Upon the auspicious arrival of Freddy's uncle, Lord Daniel Winwood, however, things took a decidedly interesting turn.
Imagine this rake thinking her so mercenary that she would accept a boy of nineteen! She had no interest in title, fortune, or even marriage. In the meantime, she'd let him stew in his own juices.
However, it was becoming quite apparent that his scheme was to get her to change her course by dangling another title her way... his own!