Impoverished Jessica Moore works as a governess and paid companion. Charles, Earl of Rutherford, is a house guest who Jessica's employers hope will marry their daughter. When Charles tries to convince Jessica to be a bed companion, they are caught and Jessica is thrown out.
Unemployed, Jessica looks for work in London. Charles, feeling guilty about his role in her dismissal, offers her a position, to be his mistress. When she declines, Charles asks his grandmother to hire Jessica as a companion. Instead, Charles' grandmother decides to take Jessica under her wing and sponsor her in society so she can find a husband. Charles thinks Jessica is ungrateful for refusing his offer to make her his mistress and persists in trying to get Jessica in his bed. Both are stubborn, proud and sensual.
This report prepared by L. Watson