It's her wedding day and there is no groom in sight. But why should Amelia Brice be surprised? Hiram, Lord Friar, is known for having no gentleman's honor to speak of, and jilting her on their wedding day makes it official. Elijah Banks cannot allow his childhood friend to continue to be shamed this way. It's been almost an hour past the time when the wedding was to start, and that bounder still hasn't shown up.
Unable to sit still a second longer, Elijah does the only thing that seems logical from where he stands: kidnap the bride and marry her himself in order to escape this scandal with one far more forgiving for a young lady's reputation. The only trouble is, she has a secret - but so does he. Hers is big, but his is bigger.