Joshua, the second son of the Duke of Bellevue, reneges on a promise to marry Kate Morely because of an incident that occurred when she was twelve. Instead, he intends to pursue the rich and beautiful prize of the Season, Lady Camilla. Kate takes up the challenge and intends to attract Harold Brumley, heir to a duke. Unfortunately, he is addicted to taking snuff. She must convince him she loves the habit to gain his attention. When Joshua starts to look her way again, Camilla plots to remove Kate from the competition which may prove fatal.