Sebastian, the bastard son of the Duke of Kent, is the most dangerous and seductive bachelor in the entire London. After his father's demise, he discovers if he does not wed, the title of Duke would be handed to his treacherous cousin, George. Despite swearing to never wed, he is forced into an arranged marriage to the viscount of Edinburgh's nineteen year old daughter, Abigail. He treats her like a complete slave and abuses her while he sleeps with his mistress in the same house. But woe to any man he finds an inch close to her.