When Maddie meets the gorgeous Greek shipping magnate Dimitri at a party, they fall passionately in love. He follows Maddie back to England and proposes, and they are wed one week later. Even though the sudden engagement makes her head spin, Maddie cannot believe her luck. Her happiness is short-lived, however. Dimitri's beautiful childhood friend is waiting for her at the mansion in Athens, and she tells Maddie, "The one he's really in love with is me. You're just my substitute because I can't have children, and all he wants from you is an heir."