Lady Diana Thomas has never considered herself a great beauty. After he launch in society all of her worst fears are realized. Instead of wallowing at her lack of suitors she becomes a part of Fortuna’s Parlor. More specifically—fencing matches.
Luther Wright, the Earl of Northesk has never fully recovered from his father’s death. He regrets not being around and saying goodbye. He buries his hurt in gambling, brandy, and any debauchery he finds; however, it has all become old and he wants a change.
After a chance encounter at one of Diana’s fencing matches Luther decides to pursue her. He has always been intrigued by her and wanted to protect her. Diana isn’t interested in his form of protection and pushes him away. Only time will tell if they discover love or go their separate ways.