Lady Lorane St. John has a gift and passion for botany. However, she is also a failure in the eyes of the ton, so when the chance comes to escape the season and stow away to America, she seizes it. Not only can she study a whole new world of plants, she also plans to produce a book.
Nicholas Grant has planned a neat and tidy life for himself. He has a position of stature and a fiancée waiting at home. What he doesn't need is an impulsive bluestocking bringing chaos into his life. When circumstances require he take responsibility for her, he finds himself drawn into the whirlwind of Lorane's personality. And enjoying it.
But there's still the matter of his fiancée. Is love the price of honor?