Money may not be able to buy you love, but without it an earldom is an empty title. As the black sheep of the family, Michael Belmont is heir to a huge country estate filled with antiques and the finest furniture. Michael?s gambling debts and dissolute lifestyle result in a desperate quarrel with his father, who threatens to disinherit him. When his father dies suddenly, Michael has sunk so low that he does not even have enough money for his fare home. With his allowance gambled and his fine clothes pawned, Michael is a man in despair. All that changes when he meets the beautiful Lady Verna, who is seeking a chauffeur to drive her car home to England. Not knowing that her willing volunteer is actually an earl, they strike up an unlikely friendship and before the journey ends, he has fallen under her spell. Captivated by her independent spirit and positive outlook, Michael knows that their love will reform him, but first he has to convince her father.