Marianne, a sixteen-year-old orphan, was suddenly informed by Carstairs, her guardian, that she will be living with an aristocrat. Marianne thought that he was going to be a kind old gentlemen, but upon arriving, she is welcomed by Desmond, a wild young man who perfectly fits the description of a rake. Apparently, Desmond played a game of poker with Carstairs and won the right to become her guardian. Believing that she was a high-end prostitute, he wasted no time and brought her to his bedroom. Marianne couldn't believe what was happening to her, and in the arms of this man, she couldn't believe her fate.