Miss Julia Devere was the most innocent and sheltered of young beauties. Her doting parents had succeeded in shielding her from exposure to the more sordid facts of life in society, and now both they and she were delighted with her coming marriage to the handsome and wealthy Sir Richard Beckwith, the very model of righteous rectitude.
Therefore when Julia spied the paragon of moral perfection in the arms of a young woman who clearly did not give a fig for the proprieties, Julia was more than shocked. She was awakened to the fact that the game of love could be played by very different rules than hers.
And unless she could beat Sir Richard’s new light-of-love at her own game, Julia stood to lose all that she suddenly discovered she wanted.