Lord James Armstrong is in pursuit of one female when he falls for the charms of another. Instantly attracted, he is determined to spend the night in her bed. They share a searing kiss that leaves them both trembling. Captivated by secret illusions, she easily loses her heart to the handsome stranger. Later a devastated Gabrielle jumps to inaccurate conclusions after finding another woman in his arms, and she becomes determined to discourage his advances. In turn, he becomes baffled by her reluctance, yet it seems to entice the arrogant aristocrat all the more. After his departure he vows to forget her, but her memory continues to haunt him. A chance meeting reaffirms his desire and he realizes he does not want to live without her. He must now prove to her that he is sincere, while realizing for the first time… he really is.