York, England, 1819. Rebecca Wren feels alone and living a mundane existence, until the day a valet speeding by on a horse nearly runs her off the road. Mr. Malcolm Henry is apologetic, gentle, and very handsome. She's instantly drawn to him. But while working in the kitchens during a dinner party, she sees the valet sitting at the right hand of the baroness. She realizes that Mr. Henry is not the earl's valet; he is the earl - Kenneth Winterton. When Lord Winterton proves he is as kind and gentle as "Mr. Henry" was, she finds herself willing to give him a second chance. But will he take a chance on her, when choosing a commoner means he might lose his inheritance?