An ambitious Duke attempts to rekindle a romance with the illegitimate daughter of King George IV.Louisa North fell in love with Simon Tremainethe daythey met almost ten years ago. Then he broke her heart (with a callous word) and she got her revenge(witha calculated whisper). Now that both of them are a little older and hopefully wiser, they have met again. The attraction is still there, but so are the problems that drove them apart to begin with. Although she is still as compassionate as ever, she is not as naive as she once was. She is now a member in good standing of the London Ladies Society, an organization dedicated to civil reform. Her new cause is an annoyance to the conservative members of parliament and an embarrassment to her royal father. Simon Tremaine, Duke of Foxmoor, had once vowed to become the power behind the throne by any means necessary (for instance, marrying the right girl for the wrong reasons). Unfortunately, he made the mistake of revealing his ambitions to a young lady who happened to be the illegitimate daughter of the king and wound up exiled to India for his trouble. But he’s back now and the Duke is not the sort to make the same mistake twice. Louisa wants to make some changes in the status quo. Simon wants to be the next prime minister. Parliament wants Louisa and her friends to be quiet and go away. The King wants to give his daughter something other than politics (like a husband and family) to think about. Everyone could get what they want if Louisa and Simon could just find a way to work out their differences in an amicable fashion. This could be the start of a dream come true or the end of something that was never meant to be.