With her stunning beauty and impeccable reputation, Lady Eleanor Beckett is a society darling to emulate. But Eleanor's seemingly perfect life is marred by a dark secret. Determined to know happiness and passion just once, she travels to the infamous Lavender Hills Estate, a brothel that caters to women. There, she meets strikingly handsome and completely inappropriate James McKinnon, a man who may be just what she needs to melt the ice surrounding her broken heart.
Affable and handsome, popular escort James found the path out of crippling poverty through Lavender Hills, and supports his mother and sister with the money he makes from his work. He's never cared for a client before - caring interferes with business - but finds himself falling for Eleanor. Eleanor and James can't extinguish the passion they've ignited - but society would never accept a relationship between a whore and a lady. Will their forbidden love and dark pasts destroy everything they care about - including each other?