Juliet Marshall is not ine to value material things, but Rosecliff Cottage is very dear to her because of the valuable childhood memories it holds. When she finds out that her good for nothing brother gambled the prooerty, she is furious. She goes to visit Johnathan Ridmore, the Earl of Sinclaire, dubbed Sin, since he is the one who won the property. She intends to demand that he returns the property.
Despite his reputation of being a rogue, fond of parties, gambling and women, Johnathan values his family, Her three sisters are very difficult, and once again made their governess quit. His mother tells him that he needs to find another one for them. When Juliet comes demanding her property, he finds the solution. He will give her the property on one condition, she will become his sisters’ governess and turned them into proper ladies.There’s also a plus for him in this deal, she is very attractive to him and he is good at seducing. However, she is not like other women and won’t give in to his char, that easily. Can she make proper ladies of her sisters? Will she recover the cottage? Will she give in to his seduction?
Evangeline Jenner is akward and nervous when in crowd, making her stutter a lot. Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent is a confident, devilish rake. He has such a reputation that proper ladies shouldn’t go anywhere near him. However, Evie puts away her own fears to confront this devil. Why? Desperation. With her mother dying when she was young and her father not wanting for her to live with him inthe gambling hall, Evie is forced to live with her relatives. They are hirrible. When her father is in his death bed, they don’t let her see him, because he owns a gambling hall and can taint her reputation. Plus, they want her to marry her cousin, so they can have the inheritance left by her father to her. Therefore, the only thing is to marry a man that has a good posicion in society, but needs money. Lord St Vinent fits perfectly with this description, since he has a title, but is short in finances. So, when she visits him and explains her deal, he accepts. They go all the way to the famous Gretna Green in the Scottish border to marry. When they return, they go to the gambling
hall and Sebastian, which in the past was not akin to work, becomes very interested in the gambling buisness, and starts taking charge if Evie’s father buisness.
Meanwhile, in respect to their married life, Evie had a condition in her deal which is that she will consumate the marriage to make it valid, but they will sleep together just once. Knowing his reputation, will he honor her condition and leave her alone, while having affairs during their marriage? Will he try to seduce her and make brake the condition in their deal? Or will he start to care for this akward, but brave girl, who was determined to do anything to see her dying father and to escape from her fate?