Beautiful, willful eighteen year-old Antoinette Selway is sad and shocked when her father dies, but not as shocked as she is when she hears the terms of his will. Antoinette must marry arrogant Stephen Dodgson, a man she always despised, in order to claim her fortune! Antoinette finds it unthinkable that her father should have insisted on this impossible marriage when he knew she cared only for Morgan Baines, a gentleman in spite of his inability to support a wife. Surely her father sensed Stephen Dodgson's abominable conceit and arrogance . . . although even Antoinette cannot deny that he is wonderfully handsome. Antoinette must decide to marry this devastating man she hates, or spend her life in poverty with the man she loves.