Anna Howe kicks off the action of the book with a juicy letter to her BFF, Clarissa. Turns out that there was aduel (!!!) between Clarissa's bro, James Harlowe, and a saucy fellow named
Even though Lovelace crushed it,
he let James live. What's the deal, Anna wants to know?
Clarissa lets Anna know that James
is recovering from his wounds, but he is mad as what. Obviously, there's a
story to tell. Clarissa gets Anna up to speed.
All this nonsense started when
Lovelace came a-courtin' for Clarissa's sister, Arabella. Uh-oh: Lovelace
quickly got the hots for the cuter Clarissa. Arabella is toast.
The plot thickens when James gets
home from Scotland. Turns out that Lovelace is an old college rival.