Elias, the handsome Duke of Westhampshire, has courted many women, but not for long. He doesn’t believe in commitment and flits from woman to woman, until he lays eyes on beautiful maid, Maria. Thinking her an easy target, he is shocked when she refuses his advances which angers, yet intrigues, him.
Maria is shocked when the duke notices her but she has seen too many women leave the duke’s estate in tears, never to return again. While she views him as a heartless rake, she also finds her heart beating faster when the duke is around.
When Elias finds himself unable to stop thinking about Maria, he turns on the charm one last time. But Maria refuses to end up used and discarded like the duke’s other women. Can the duke change his rake ways and open his heart? Will Maria be able to ever trust him?