Gabrielle Frost has a problem, she needs an heir, but if she marries she will lose everything, including the vineyards she has tended in Portugal. When Nathaniel Graystone, Earl of Leybourne arrives to bring her back to London to satisfy his godmother and her aunt (one and the same person) Gabrielle wonders if she could get a child on him and retreat back to Portugal. But then she starts falling for him, but he has duties in England. Can they reconcile the issues?
Yeah, it all works out in the end but I was almost screaming at them about the solutions. Still I would suspect that it wouldn't have occured to them in reality. He was a bit of an ass about it initially but his respect does grow and he earns her love.