Bliss Eddington's life is nothing like any of her peers in England. Her father's love enables her to have title, wealth and independence, or so she believes until her season begins, and the search for a suitable groom is underway. Incensed, Bliss is determined to prove that independence is better than love. Being the independent but proverbial old maid will be a happier road for her future than being the bauble on a husband's arm. Instead, she begins a journey that teaches her the two aren't mutually exclusive, when the best available help in her quest to prove her point is a handsome American man who agrees to help her show her father the reasons that marriage isn't the key to Bliss' happiness.