On the very outskirts of polite society, Millicent Harbinger has always found a way to cover the gaming debts of her wastrel brother, Duncan. His most recent losing streak is bound to ruin them, however, and her brother's solution is to arrange for Mill to marry the odious Lord Wart. In desperation, Mill decides to anonymously sell her virtue at a well-reputed brothel and kill two birds with one stone - she will have enough money to cover the debt, and her status as a fallen woman will dissuade Lord Wart from claiming her as his bride.
Jasper Goldeby, Marquess of Holder, takes one look at Mill's piercing green eyes and purchases her favors at double the asking price - a fortune that could support the Harbingers for life. The night Mill and Jasper share astonishes and transforms them both - and Jasper quickly realizes one night could never be enough.