A harmless little lie grows into passion beyond their wildest dreams . . .
Accused of a crime she didn't commit, Della Gilliland flees San Francisco, barely escaping aboard an outgoing ship. Penniless yet proud, Della would never dream of approaching an attractive, charming passenger for help, but she's desperate.
Businessman Kent Bradford is shocked when a beautiful, flame-haired woman unexpectedly introduces herself as his wife to an important investor. Afraid that a scene might risk a deal that could save his family's shipping business, Kent goes along with the charade, at least until they reach port.
But unforeseen factors - as well as an intense mutual desire - draw Della and Kent together, making their "marriage" of convenience more pleasurable than either ever dreamed. Just as their passion begins to bloom, however, a raging storm throws their precious love - and their lives - into jeopardy . . .