To escape an unwanted marriage, Lady Viola Gambol flees to London and poses as a maid in a boarding house. Little does she know that the 'boarding house' is actually a brothel - until the owner auctions Viola off to the highest bidder! Viola vows to fight off the auction's winner, Julian Devize - but her immense attraction to the scoundrel is making that very hard to do...Julian was hired to find missing heiress Viola Gambol, but first he must rescue his brother from a house of ill repute. When Julian sees the alluring maid being sold like a slave he impulsively makes a bid to protect her honour. Julian has no idea that the woman he saved is the one he's been hired to find. But his honourable intentions take a scandalous turn as temptation leads to unrelenting pleasure.