Interior designer Kate is working on a room for one of her clients when she has a chance meeting with the son of one of Sicily's most esteemed families, Giovanni Calvelli. While his cold and arrogant disposition initially leaves Kate turned off, for some reason she can't take her eyes off the macho magnate. While Kate thinks she'll never see him again, just a few hours later Giovanni shows up at her home with a forgotten article, and with one foot in the doorway says, "You're into me, aren't you? You don't have to hide it. The feeling is mutual."