How far would you go to protect the things you care about the most? Lady Dorianna Dale is packing her trousseau for her illustrious wedding to a wealthy man she does not love, in the hope she can save her family estate from the hands of the bailiffs. Following the death of her husband, the charismatic Lord Dale, Dorianna?s mother marries Mr Shawcroft, who seduces her with his kindness and promises of a secure life. However, his genial mask quickly slips to reveal a hard-hearted gambler whose wealth is reliant on the turn of a card. When their beautiful home becomes the next casualty of her step-papa?s gambling habit, Dorianna reluctantly agrees to make an advantageous match with a boorish man in a bid to ward off creditors.