Trevan Chynoweth, the busy Duke of Penrose, returns to Cornwall to find his impatient “almost” fiancée, Morwenna “Wenna” Penrose, promised to another man. Trevan is not willing to give his long-time love up so easily. He is determined to win her back. Wenna soon realizes she must decide if she will give Trevan the opportunity to prove his love for her or keep her promise to her betrothed. Trevan’s cousin, Gabriel Chynoweth, the Earl of St. Mabyn, fights his sudden, physical attraction to Wenna’s sister, Senny, a woman whom he has always regarded as a dear friend and sister. His fear of wounding her feelings holds him back from taking any action until he understands just what it is he feels for her.