While staying at a very fancy Venetian hotel, Lydia happens to be seated at a table beside Raul Di Savo, a real estate tycoon. He overhears the conversation between her and her stepfather, who plans to use Lydia for a business deal. Lydia is disgusted by the terms and flees the table, but Raul chases her and presents her with an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll stay with her tonight, but on her terms. She’s never had anyone in her life respect her opinions, so why does he?