Destitute and abandoned after an abusive marriage, single parent Francesca needs to find work fast to keep a roof over her newborn baby's head. She resorts to employment as a barmaid at a local East End strip club. Soon, Francesca decides to work as a stripper instead since the money is better. Although unaccustomed to dancing for money, she works hard to pay off her husband's debts and survive alone. A chance meeting with a handsome stranger outside the bar turns her life upside down. Not only is this charmer notorious gangland boss Tony Lambrianu, but he also owns the strip club where she works. In an act of desperation, Francesca steals money from Tony to help her family but is caught and blackmailed into a marriage contract. Tony, a well-known criminal and infamous playboy, needs to develop a respectable married man image to further his career. Francesca is the perfect candidate, especially now that he holds her life in his hands. Against her will, Francesca is pulled into the world of gangland. Emotions soar as she and Tony realize they have real feelings for each other-but theirs is a serious rollercoaster of love. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.