Her husband has turned into a greedy ogre, so what is a wife to do. Cary Belgrade and her friend Macy decide its time to leave town and get away. She's had enough of no husband most nights, as he spends his time in town with his multiple mistresses.
They travel to Kauai, in hopes the Garden Island will change their boring life.
Macy is set to experiment and live it up, while Cary is there for peace and quiet, to plan her next move when they return home.
Then she meets Ben Jamison, a writer, a writer she knows from reading his books. They meet on the beach and their instant attraction begins.