With her brother safely wed to an heiress, Miss Diantha Atwood thought their troubles were at an end. But a surprise visitor brought news of such serious consequence that Diantha felt compelled to turn to her brother's boon companion, Lord Devlin. Though secretly she believed him to have corrupted her brother's values, the situation was too threatening to indulge her personal grievances. Yet Lord Devlin never once faltered in his determination to help Diantha defend her brother's honour. She did not know he did so not only to secure her brother's future, but to secure her heart, as well.