Downtrodden servant or gracious lady?When Max, EarlBlakehurst, meets Verity he sees a downtrodden servant. He doesn’trecognize her as the daughter of a colonel under whom he used to serve,the girl he’d once helped years before.The life Verity’s now living isuntenable. So he proposes a shocking solution—he will set her up as hismistress.It’s only once that Verity’s finally agreed, once Maxis beginning to lose his heart to her, that he discovers her trueidentity. Max is taken aback; he would never have suggested this ladybecome his mistress. Now, to avoid scandal, they’ll have to marry!