Freshly out of mourning for her stepfather, Miss Adelia Donovan’s mother decides that it is time for her daughter to have a season. Addy resists the notion, but her stepfather’s heir, Lord Oliver Westcott, encourages the endeavor. Little does Addy expect to feel excitement at the prospect of gaining a husband---and disappointment when the one man she wants to court her shows more interest in setting her up with others than pursuing her himself.
Addy was a thorn in Oliver's side when they were growing up, but she has blossomed into a lovely young woman who deserves to be happy. Oliver vows to do all he can to make Adelia's season a success, even enlisting the help of a friend to get her established among the Ton. Oliver thinks he's doing right by Addy, but little does he expect his own reaction to seeing her courted by other eligible bachelors.
The season does not go as planned, and any dream of finding a husband for Christmas must be dashed unless both Addy and Oliver have the courage to admit the truth of their feelings for each other.