Evan Marchman is the bastard son of the Duke of Westphal, only it is revealed that his mother and father were actually married and he is declared the new Duke of Westphal. Evan is a part of the Compass Club, and set of schoolmates turned government investigators. Simply known as West to everyone, he discovers that he has become guardian to Ria Ashby, a woman who he had once saved from drowning when they were young children.
Ria has decided to spend her life as the headmistress of a school rather than giving up her independence to marry. When one of Ria's students disappears, she travels to London to ask West to help her investigate the student's disappearance. West agrees to work with her, even though the pull of attraction between them is very strong. As the duo begins to investigate the disappearance, they find themselves copulating.
When the investigation leads them into a dark society that kidnaps young women and makes them into sex slaves to punished at the whims of their captors, West fears for Ria's safety. As Ria and West find themselves on the brink of uncovering the ring, the pair decide to wed. Ria is kidnapped by the society, and West, along with rest of the Compass Club, step in to save her as well as all the young victims of the nefarious society.
This report prepared by Angel Manners