Sir Lucius Gordon is down to his last sixpence and facing the debtor's gaol! He needs to marry money, but his reputation is damaged, so he needs to look outside Society for a bride. He finds one in widowed Julia Willoughby, who has her own reasons for needing a husband. She's not enthusiastic about wedding a dissolute aristocrat but her choices are limited as well. Neither Lucius nor Julia expected the heat of passion to flare between them, or to find themselves in the midst of adventures that will take them from London to Lucius's country home - and into a bout of fisticuffs in a cold and snowy field. Will trust bloom? And can love steer these mis-matched newlyweds onto the right path?