Leslie Perique stays home on weekends obsessing over romance novels. She doesn't live them. Then again, if that was the case, she wouldn't be nursing bruised knuckles in an Italian vineyard after having punched out a Sofia Loren look-alike.
Content with a quiet life, Leslie works at a booksellers with her best friend Aisha and a delicious office crush, until an unexpected lay-off shakes up her world and thrusts her into a whole new existence, and country. At the insistence of her eccentric, international parents and with the support of Aisha and her pushy friend Bethany, Leslie accepts a job working in Italy. It is only after she has left the safety of home that she learns her boss will be Sino Fiorelli, a man she has hated almost her entire life, ever since he crushed her self-esteem, and her heart. A fun-loving Australian, a sexy Italian lothario, and her complicated attraction to Sino all thwart Leslie's desire to hide out in her romance novels and remain in the background of her own love life. Throw in a conniving Sex-goddess and a failing vineyard, and Leslie's quiet life of old is no longer, leaving her in a state of confusion and denial as she tries to figure out what is real, what is fiction, and what actual love feels like.