Octavia: tall lovely hospital nurse. She accepts a temporary assignment as nurse on a cruise ship where she is surprised to find the senior doctor is the large handsome Dutch man who had carried an elderly mugging victim into her Casualty ward a week or so earlier. Lucas offers Octavia a marriage of convenience because his 9-year-old daughter needs a mother (hers died so long ago that she doesn't remember her) and Octavia accepts. There are misunderstandings, jealousies, and reticences to be overcome, and malicious people who foster the misunderstandings on purpose, but of course they are thwarted at last. Very satisfying!