Lawrence Cowper, to his exasperation, keeps finding himself in the company of Miss Margaret Deneham. He first saw the young debutante at a ball shortly after inheriting the Atwood Viscountcy and was immediately attracted to her. Unfortunately for Meg, his good opinion diminished when her wit caused others to laugh at him. Meg regrets she ever teased Viscount Atwood. She meant to intrigue the nobleman she found handsome, but instead her repartee publicly humiliated him. She wonders if after two years, the man she wished would court her, would ever forgive or forget her transgression? Especially when they are thrown into each other’s company and the viscount reluctantly finds himself her champion .