With devastating scars in her past, Serena Winthrop is sure no man can be trusted especially not Viscount Carmichael. His reputation as a flirt and a gambler is everything she despises. Henry, Lord Carmichael, is perfectly aware of his charms. But lately he's wondered if there's more to life. When Serena's guardian asks his best friend to protect his young ward, Henry promises to be on his best behavior and not woo her. Then Serena's art leads her to London infamy. Now Henry must choose between the life mapped out as the earl apparent and the love of his life. And Serena's secret may mean the end of his titled family line.