Emily was so happy to have married her first love, Adrian, an earl. But after the wedding ceremony, he went to London and never came back. And then one day, three years later, her husband's cousin comes to see her, saying that unless she gives birth to an heir, her husband's lands and title will become his. Without thinking, Emily blurts out, "I'm carrying the earl's child." Now that she's said it, she's going to have to make an heir in a hurry. So Emily heads for London, knowing she's unwelcome there, and is shocked when she discovers the real reason her husband hasn't come home.