Lord Gregory Havelock is a descendant of one of Britain's most established families. He has a sizable fortune and his looks aren't bad, either. Dozens of women among London's elite chase after him as a most eligible bachelor, and although he's sick of the attention, Havelock must get married. That is the condition that must be fulfilled for him to take his half sister into his care. Gregory consults with his friends and creates a list of the ideal traits he wants in his future bride. Then he meets Mary at a ball, a woman who appears to check every box on his list!