Amelia Beaumont has not gotten over the death of her betrothed three years ago. While visiting family, she meets Duke Nash Fitzroy when she gets lost heading for a ball. They clash with each other yet feel another feeling both foreign to both of them as they have both vowed never to marry. But when the woman who broke the Duke's heart arrives back in town, Amelia is jealous and sad. Just when she has vowed to forget the Duke, she reads a startling newspaper article about him, and fears for his life.