Jillian was on a trip to Venice when she was swept off her feet by a man she'd only just met...and she agreed to marry him! But it turned out that he's a con artist who already has a wife and child. So Jillian ran out of the chapel in her wedding dress without a penny left to her name. She's crying by the canal, feeling like the biggest fool on earth, when a gorgeous man bumps into her and asks if he can help. He takes her in, and his house is an honest-to-goodness mansion! Jillian feels as if she's wandered into another dream. Her rescuer is the Duke of Destino, one of the most eligible bachelors in all of Europe, and he's offered to hire her as his secretary!