Wealthy orphan lady Lydia Eastlake reigns over Regency England as the ton's most celebrated beauty. But Lydia must face losing the
only life she has ever known when her fortune suddenly disappears—unless she can find a wealthy husband.
Enter Captain Ned Lockton, a dashing war hero from a noble family whose coolheaded charm and dangerous smile send Lydia's pulse racing.
Her problems are solved...or are they? Little does Lydia know that the enigmatic captain's family estate is secretly on the selling
block—and he's on the hunt for a rich bride who will rescue his spendthrift family from poverty. When the truth is revealed,
Lydia and Ned discover where true love lies. But will the price of passion be more than either is willing to pay?