Allyn Bellows was the picture of responsible respectability and worried he was growing old long before his time. The only woman he loves is the one woman he can never have.
He was all wrong for her and she for him but he'd loved her since she was out of college. It would take something dramatic for her to see him as something other than someone to torment.

Marie-Hélène Girard was the merry trickster of the family but she has kept a secret in her heart for far too long.
She fell in love with him when she was a child, she didn't tell anyone, they would have told her it was just an infatuation. She did everything she could to get him out of her heart but playing his little game might just be the way into his.

It all starts with a little deception, but the question is, who is deceived more.