Ever since her father died, Elizabeth had been ostracized by London high society because of the unfounded rumors that she is a loose and vulgar woman. But she had one friend who believed her-Terry. In order to protect her reputation, Terry even proposed to her! Terry's uncle, the Earl of Havington, flew into a rage when he heard of the proposal and confronted Elizabeth, giving her a terrifying ultimatum. She must disappear from Terry's life or the earl will take any measure necessary to make her disappear.