Romantic comedy in a French setting. When Amanda arrives in St. Malo on the run from a failed love affair, all she's looking for is somewhere quiet to lick her wounds. But then she meets Gilles and his children, who have been abandoned by their mother. Although Gilles is as arrogant and unpredictable as his pirate ancestors, Amanda agrees to look after Corinne and Jonathan for the summer. Gradually her distrust of Gilles vanishes, despite interference from his glamourous girlfriend, his feckless ex-wife, and his sexy neighbour Simon.
When I reached St. Malo, it was just after noon. The ferry slid through the rocks towards the harbour. A bright June breeze rippled across the water. Over to my right, I could see the rocky coves of Dinard, and to my left rose the austere grey houses of St. Malo, shuttered behind their ramparts.