Shocked and reluctant when he learns he had been named guardian to his dead friend’s young daughter, Clenton didn’t have any other choice but to do his duty and become responsible for her. He takes her from the convent to take up residence in his townhouse in London for a few weeks only to discover that no matter how hard he tried he couldn’t stop lusting after her. Desperate and disgusted at himself his only recourse was to send her to a finishing school and then when she was of age marry her off before he succumbs to his forbidden desires. What he found intolerable was that no matter how hard he tried he couldn’t give her up.
After five years of waiting and hoping, Mickelar resigns herself to the fact her guardian will never come for her so decided to dedicate herself to the church. When he suddenly appears and takes her away it didn’t take her long to realize everyone considered her a child. Learning what he intends for her future she refuses to accept any of the arrangements he was arranging for her, instead she decides to make his life a living hell. She was also going to have immense pleasure in foiling all his plans and making a fool out of him. What she didn’t expect was to find herself gradually falling in love with him.