Julia has a problem: her best friend Lucy's husband, Nick, keeps trying to sleep with her. She can't give him a piece of her mind because Lucy might end up hurt as a result. This time, he's pulled her into an empty room at a party. But just then, Silas interrupts them. Julia can't stand Silas, who is the son of an earl and chairman of an arts foundation. He has the temerity to ask Julia is she's interested in Nick! Following her angry denial, Silas makes a Julia a proposition: she should pretend to be in a relationship with Silas to rid herself of Nick's unwanted advances!