Young Consuelo Vasquez is set to leave Sussex for Spain, where she must marry a much older nobleman. But then she falls in love with the impossibly handsome Viscount Henry Linton, and is determined not to go ahead with her arranged marriage.
When her father sends dashing Captain Nicholas Bannion to bring her back to Spain, headstrong Consuelo decides her only option is to run away. But even she is no match for the intrepid Captain, who swiftly follows on her heels.
After a perilous sea voyage and a daring kidnap plot, Consuelo begins to question her feelings for both Viscount Linton and Captain Bannion. Just what is this bride-to-be running away from, and where does her heart truly lie?