Sparks fly as straight-laced, stuffy Josephine Evans collides with Cole Dumanski. Being nearly penniless and essentially homeless, Josephine has no means with which to pay for the repairs to Cole's truck. What she needs is money and a place to stay. What he needs is a short-order cook on his towboat. And so begins a delightful tale of love, a cast of scallywags, and two hearts destined to be together.
Josephine finds herself in hot water when she makes her way into the galley of Cole's towboat and admits to herself that she has made a terrible mistake. She can no more boil water and prepare food fit for a towboat captain than Cole can sing a Verdi opera. But her manners and etiquette are impeccable. And as such, Josephine attempts to bluff her way through the meals, explaining the poorly cooked disasters "gourmet". Cole, not fooled by Josephine's bluff orders her to prepare one fit meal in 24 hours or she is off the boat at the next stop.
Still desperate, she strikes a bargain with Cole that risks her heart. She will remain aboard the boat, not as the cook, but as an etiquette instructor. Her goal is to teach this band of rowdies how to behave in polite society if it kills her. But Cole has another, more vengeful purpose in keeping Josephine on board and taking her lessons.
But as the two spend more time together, Josephine finds herself shedding her straight-laced former self and falling in love with Cole, a man who has set his sights on vengeance. Can she make him see that her love is true and make him forget his need for vengeance before it destroys him?
Ms. Wells has written a riotous river romp full of humor and irresistible characters. When you sign on with "Prince Charming" you sign on for - the time of your life. This one is too good to pass up!