Ella Merriweather has watched her sisters grow up and fall madly in love with men that cherish and adore them. She wants to find that kind of love. However, she’s saddled with taking care of their dying father on the farm where she was left behind so easily.When she went to her older sister’s wedding, she had met a man, Alcott Dumont, and he was intoxicatingly handsome. She was immediately taken by his charms and began to fanaticize about a life with him. Unfortunately, a year later and he has never come to court her like she so desperately dreamed about. One evening, William Benedict, her sister Elisabeth’s previous fiancé, shows up and is ready to whisk her away. She nearly relinquishes in to settling with a man like William for he is handsome and could take care of her. However, William has other plans for Ella. Plans that involve revenge, her sought after virginity, and a vendetta at having lost his prior fiancée to Lord Thomas. Will Ella fall in love with William despite the circumstances that have brought them together? Is her destiny to become Mrs. Benedict? Or will someone, the man she was once charmed, by decide to show up and win her heart over just in time?