Theodora has loved John Smith ever since she was a little girl. But he's very wealthy and she's only a vicar's daughter.
John had been waiting for Theodora to grow up. When he kisses her in the garden at the ball, lust roars through him and he takes her there in the garden, only a few yards away from a hundred people. It's not until the deed is done that he realizes he's just dishonored his best friend's sister.
Theodora doesn't regret what she's done. She wants more. Even though John is only marrying her because he dishonored her, she doesn't care. She'll make him so happy in bed that he's bound to fall in love.