By masquerading as a man, Elaine has turned her artistic genius into a lucrative career. But now she faces ruin, for the rakish Earl of Bridgeport (who she left standing at the altar) has tracked her down. His pride demands revenge for her insult, but his plot could unmask her secret identity, destroying her ability to support herself. To her surprise, their battle of wits reveals that his public persona is a mask hiding several secret identities, one of which could draw censure onto his head. Can their mutually assured destruction lead to mutual trust? Only unlocking her frozen heart, and his, will provide the answer.