When Lucy meets rich and powerful businessman Marcus Delacroix her life becomes a roller-coaster ride. Heart-sore and disillusioned with love after the recent failure of yet another relationship his offer of marriage, wealth, position and the children she longs for is tempting. Everything she could wish for, except love. During the course of a long hot summer their developing relationship is charted by a malicious gossip columnist, and pitched into the world of the rich and famous Lucy struggles to find her feet. Those around her seek to influence events and she is betrayed by the person she most trusts. Discovering the unpalatable truth about Marcus's business dealings and the nature of the bond between him and his late wife she wonders if she is in too deep. Does she really have a future with this charismatic but ruthless man who has become so central to her life?