Ever since her father committed suicide when she was fifteen, Verity has lived a miserable life in her aunt's house as a maid. The only thing that keeps her going is the memory of Max, who offered her comfort at her father's graveside five years ago. When a party is thrown at the house one day, an unusual guest introduces himself as Lord Maxwell Blakehurst. Could this actually be Max from back then? He's willing to save her from her current situation... All she has to do is become his mistress!