Strong willed and beautiful Lady Georgina Hamilton has made an unspeakable mistake and it has left her in an awful situation. At her first ever London ball she has been charmed and seduced by the rakish Duke of Cumberland, Simon Collingwood. Her protective male cousins find out what has occurred, and arranged for her to be sent back to the country. When Georgina finds out that she is with child her protective family once again decide her fate and force the Duke to marry her. Neither Georgina or Simon desire marriage, but accept the consequence. Simon is determined not to change his ways and continues as though he has no responsibilities, much to Georgina's shame. Yet inside he is in turmoil, shocked by his own feelings and he doesn't know how to act. It doesn't help that he is hiding a dark and scandalous secret from his past that could completely ruin him. A secret that is being played out again in front of his eyes. Will the Decadent Duke change his ways once his son is born? Will Georgina develop feelings for the man that once charmed her? And will the Duke's secret finally be revealed. A touching story of family, forgiveness, and a forever sort of love, with multidimensional characters, whose beauty lies in their flaws and accountability from the pen of Elizabeth Downton.