Ever since her father died, Elizabeth had been ostracized by London high society because of the unfounded rumors that she is a loose and vulgar woman. But she had one friend who believed her—Terry. In order to protect her reputation, Terry even proposed to her! Terry's uncle, the Earl of Havington, flew into a rage when he heard of the proposal and confronted Elizabeth, giving her a terrifying ultimatum. She must disappear from Terry's life or the earl will take any measure necessary to make her disappear.