Emma Boyle, together with her boyfriend Henry, is owning a company: a sandwich delivery service. But just as the business starts, she becomes unintentionally pregnant. She meets the news optimistically - in contrast to Henry, who clears the common account and disappears.
Impoverished and destitute, Emma seeks refuge by her aunt Carolin, who runs a physiotherapeutic practice in Cornwall. Among Carolin's patients is also Emma's childhood friend Marc Romney, who is now successful as a footballer and is about to sign a contract with Liverpool FC. The career raises problems, because Marc is gay. In the rough professional business an absurdity that should not get to the public. Years ago, Marc hired an alibi friend. But she leaves him now. That's why Marc offers Emma to play his new fiancé. It would be a win-win situation for both of them: Marc could continue to hide his homosexuality - even from his father - and Emma's financial future would be guaranteed for years. So Emma agrees to the deal.
But when she falls in love with the successful pianist Charles Miller, all becomes a greater problem for her. To make matters worse, it turns out that Charles and Marc are brothers.
But putting out the truth is not an option for Emma, because that's how she would expose Marc to his father. Now she fears to lose everything: a good friend, a financially secure future and the love of her life.