Orphaned and reduced to servantry in her Uncles home, Alyssa dreamed of the day she would receive her inheritance so she could be free of her so-called guardian. Fate has a wicked sense of humor, as unexpectedly, her dream man comes into her life. Everything is turned upside down when he turns out to be a nightmare. She is forced to flee to a brothel, where the auction of her virginity seems to be her only way out. Even that plan goes awry, throwing her in the path of a notorious yet loveable rake. She is not out of harms way for long before her nightmare returns to reclaim her.