After calling off her wedding, Coral Sinclair, a beautiful but naive young photographer, learns that she has also lost her father. Leaving the life she's kwn in England, she sails to Kenya to take ownership of her inheritance - Mpingo, the plantation that was her childhood home. On the voyage, Coral meets a charismatic stranger and their mystifying attraction shakes her to the core. When she encounters him again days later near Mpingo, she is warned that the man is t to be trusted. Rafe de Monfort, owner of a nightclub and the neighbouring plantation, is t only a torious womanizer but also entangled with Coral's stepmother, which may have contributed to her father's death - or so the rumours go.