A homeless man asleep on a park bench? Instead of staying away from him, Laura Grey's daughter Nikki decides to run up and splash him with water. A sweet girl with a skin condition that makes people shrink away from her, Nikki's impetuous action leads Laura to open her home to the man on the bench, Gino Farnese. Nikki's biological father may haveabandoned his daughter, but she might have a better dad lined up now, ...if Laura can help Gino overcome his heartbreak.
Alex Dacre is a young accountant who just inherited land and money from her uncle. She travels to Florence to attend his wake and to discuss her inheritance with Rinaldo Farnese. They get off to a bad start, and when Rinaldo finds out that Alex now owns part of the property that has been in his family for generations, he proposes to marry Alex to keep the family holdings intact. In return he offers to help Alex pay down her student debts. The stakes are already high, but now someone shady seems interested in the family property, too. Can Alex and Rinaldo both get what they want?