Lady Alicia Lawrence isn't about to let her exile from society make her bitter--well, all right, not completely bitter. After all, she has her survival to attend to, cut off from her family as she has been. There is little time to think about how she was seduced and betrayed by the man she thought she loved. Well, at least poor and ruined as she is, there's no danger she'll be making that mistake again.
When she accidentally overhears a group of conspirators, she does her duty by reporting it to someone who cares, then goes about her poverty with good conscience.
When a wealthy, devastatingly handsome man comes to her door and involves her once again with society and all its cares--well, by God, if she must go back, she's going to go back in style!