Jared Hawkesly is stunned when his wife, Kathryn, does not recognise him. Of course, they were strangers when they hastily exchanged vows that night on the deck of his ship, and he had left immediately after the ceremony.
Now, two years later, Jared's business is secure and he comes home to England a wealthy and respected man. It is time for him to beget an heir, but upon his arrival on his estate he discovers that his private gamekeeper's lodge has been turned into a busy enterprise, operated by none other than the wife he abandoned!
When Kathryn mistakes him for one of the guests, he decides to play along. Soon, he is charmed by her beauty and spirit and overwhelmed by an unquenchable desire, and Jared sets out to seduce his wife and win her heart.