At only ten years of age, Akihito Kuze suddenly inherits the Kuze viscountship after his father’s death. The family’s capable butler, Tomoyuki Katsuragi, takes over the task of raising the boy, serving as his tutor. However, the handsome and intelligent Katsuragi, well respected even among the aristocracy, remains cool towards his charge. Akihito finds himself relentlessly drawn to Katsuragi, frustrated by the distance between them and driven to discover the reasons why.
佐条公爵家の令嬢との婚約話が進行中の暁人。折に触れ、房子を訪ねながら、桂木に黙って当主権限を使い始める。また、友人・石崎の父親に面会し、媒酌人を依頼する。ところが石崎は、「今後の援助を惜しまない代わりに、桂木智之が欲しい」と難題を突きつけてきて・・・! ? 美貌の家令と若き子爵が織り成す、クラシカル・ロマン最新刊! !