Elizabeth is the youngest of 4 daughters. Her father has proclaimed that she will not be presented to society until all her sisters are married. His belief is that Eliza's adventurous spirit will ruin her and he does not want the other sisters to be brought down with her.
During a ball, she is hiding in a room making comments about her eldest sister's fiancee.
She finds that she is not alone. Harry, a scandalous member of the ton has been quietly listening to everything she said.
Eliza is not a bad girl. She simply wants to be able to be free and laugh at the ridiculous and she wants to enjoy life.
Harry has recognized a kindred soul. He is a secretly good man. He has a reputation which he has encouraged. But in reality, he is a good and loyal friend and a kind man.
This story is a picture of family loyalty, friendship, humor and a love that overcomes time.
Ms Dare has outdone herself in this book.
And Eliza is lucky as heck to have Harry in her life.