When Benedict Tawny approaches Lady Alyssa while she's sketching he doesnt' expect her to attract him. There's a wager about her and it will cause her to be ostracised from society or forced into a marriage she will not want. Ben has to deal with his illegitimacy and his political career. He's convinced no society woman will fall for him but Alyssa finds something in him that makes her want to change her mind about a relationship instead of following her artistic yearnings.
I enjoyed this story and how they resolved their mutual wants in the end. Ben's story was well done and the issues he had to resolve were well worked with.