Constance Sutton's marriage to Thomas was one, just like many in the time, was arranged by her father and even though he was a good man to her, there was something missing. She spent her time sewing or singing and after a few performances across Devonshire, she was invited to sing for the duke's birthday party, something she found to be a great honor. When the flirtatious duke, who had somewhat of a reputation for being a ladies man, asked her for a private drink, she reacted as any proper wife should and politely declined his invitation even though his handsome face burned itself into her mind. She spent the next few days thinking about the duke and when she was scheduled to return, something happens that makes her change her mind about being faithful to her husband and soon, she finds that she can't live without the handsome duke, Jefferson Carlisle. Will she be able to hide her feelings about the duke from her husband? Can they find a way to be together or will her marriage to Thomas stand in the way of true love?