Sir Hugh Abingdon was not the sort of man a properly bred youn girl would dare to meet alone... so Phyllida brought her chaperone. That was not enough for Bath society. To quiet the ensuing scandal, Phyllida was sent off to France into the protective care of her godmother. Dear Tante Emilie's notion of care involved an arranged marriage to a groom as unwilling to wed as Phyllida herself. So Phyllida planned an escape which became and escapade - which involved Sir Hugh, the forbidden.