Abigail Crace has always been a good girl, obeying the rules set down by her wealthy mother, whose anti-men attitude began when Abigail’s father took off with another woman. Abigail did anything necessary to please her mother, even faking an engagement with her dear, gay friend. Giddy with freedom after her mother’s death, and adamantly opposed to the confines of marriage, Abigail pushes her fears aside and accepts an opportunity to visit the Midnight Academy, an exclusive school where she will learn about the arts of the bedroom. In return, she must share her expertise in the areas of manners and comportment with another Academy student.
A star on the basketball court, Nathanial Grayson is in trouble with his etiquette coach and his agent, a situation made desperate when his mother insists he bring a nice girl to his sister’s wedding. Nate doesn’t date that kind of woman, or any woman for very long, which has given him a well-earned reputation in the bedroom. He’s less than happy when his agent arranges for him to visit the Midnight Academy for an intensive course in manners and proper public behavior, but he wants to please his family and can’t afford to lose his agent. When he meets the stuffy, exacting, manners-obsessed Miss Crace, Nate doesn’t see how he will ever find common ground with his new teacher. Especially once he realizes that in order to be taught what he needs as a student, he has to become the instructor, and the man of Miss Crace’s dreams.