Tristan Wyndam envisions his late mentor's daughter as a bespectacled spinster, not a youthful beauty. He anticipates helping to secure her inheritance, not escorting her--unchaperoned--to Paris. But Lila Covington defies all his expectations--and society's conventions. She does, however, promise to protect his reputation on their illicit journey, striking the Englishman speechless. Then she dons britches to play the part of a boy and her enticing legs render him breathless. But it is her performance as his wife that leaves him senseless with desire and longing for all the trappings of a real marriage. Luckily the befuddled barrister suspects he possesses the only lure strong enough to snare a liberated lady: true love.