Isabel Darling is the child of a courtesan and a nobleman,even though she has never learned the identity of her father. When travels to London from her country home, she discovers that her mother's death was actually a murder. Isabel's mother was writing her risque memoirs that depicted several men of the Ton, and Isabel believes one of those men killed her.
To investigate the murder, Isabel decides to blackmail one of the men in the book into sponsoring her into society. Her first attempt,a Duke, is foiled by the man's son, Justin Culver, who thinks Isabel is a whore looking for a nobleman to dupe into marrying her.
Isabel finally succeeds to gain entree into society, but is constantly shadowed by Justin, who thinks her motives are dark. As Isabel grows closer to the truth, attempts on her life are made, and Justin finds that his feelings for her have grown into love, even though he tries to deny it. Together the couple discover Isabel's father, the murderer, and their love for one another.
This report prepared by Angel Manners