Thanks to a mix-up by her agency, Lian finds herself stranded in Buenos Aires. "What will I do? I don't even have a ticket back to England," the penniless dancer laments when she is approached by Ricardo, the owner of a large ranch, who offers a way out of her dangerous situation. He proposes to Lian a preposterous deal: "I will pay you 10,000 pounds if you will play the part of my wife for six months." With no other options, Lian accepts. "How will I pretend to be married with a complete stranger?" she thinks. Yet despite her confusion Lian finds herself drawn to Ricardo's intense gaze... Will Lian lose herself in those obsidian-black eyes?