Jessica Ross scorned romance. Let other girls flutter like butterflies in the social whirl of Regency London--Jessica would devote herself to her painting and the pleasure of a life tailored to her temperament and convictions.
Then suddenly Jessica was given the charge of protecting a beautiful, flighty teen-aged heiress from the dangers of unsuitable young men and unscrupulous rakes. At the same time, the utterly impossible, but undeniably attractive, father of Jessica's charge filled Jessica with a most unfamiliar longing.
Jessica might claim to have neither the taste nor the talent for love, but she soon found that the most level of heads had to bow to the heart amid the turbulent ups-and-downs of swirling intrigue and romance.