Nine years ago, Richard Allen fled his controlling father - joining a band of treasure-hunting pirates and adopting the persona of a carefree seductive Frenchman named Jean Paul, in order to guard the secrets of his past. Heiress Julia Miller is thrilled to finally be free from a betrothal contract to the fiance who abandoned her years ago. The marriage market now open to her, she hopes to find that perfect someone at her friend Georgina Malory's ball. Inflamed by her first ever kiss from a masked Frenchman, Julia can't help but pursue this mysterious man - until she makes a shocking discovery. Now, to avoid falling into a ruthless nobleman's trap, Julia must enter a risky, intimate charade with a man she never believed she could love. With a little help from the lucky-in-love Malory family, will Richard and Julia discover in each other that perfect someone?