Malvina, Lady Heaton, was widowed and usually content with her life. Her lover proved an ardent man, but recently she felt bored with his conversations. Then Mr. Matthew Bradshaw, a handsome, self-made man, pays her a visit to request a favour. Their attraction proves instantaneous, but definitely unwise. When Bradshaw seems unsure how to proceed, does Malvina dare invite him into her boudoir?