Lady Diana Westover is looking for a hero. She intends to write a gothic novel, but having grown up shielded from the ways of the ton, she knows nothing about men. What better way than to explore the ballrooms of Society? During her first outing, she sees Edmond Terrington, Viscount Adderley. With his dark handsome looks, he is exactly the man she's been looking for. So Diana sets out to follow his every move, to study his manly form, and to experience the pleasure of his kisses . . . all for the sake of research.
Edmond cannot imagine why this chit would be following him, spying on his every move, and looking at him as if he is a fascinating bug in a science experiment. He's used to admiring females, but this is ridiculous! So he decides to turn the tables and pursue her instead . . . only to find that she is a disarming beauty whose wit matches his own. Soon all he wants is to be the hero of her dreams.