Rachel Chu and Nicholas Young are a happy, seemingly ordinary couple who live and work in New York City. When Nick invites Rachel to accompany him to his home in Singapore for the summer, she agrees with some trepidation. After all, she's never met his family before, and while they're there, they'll be attending the high-society wedding of the season at which Nick will be the best man. Still, none of Rachel's apprehensive musings can prepare her for the reality of the situation she finds herself thrust into when she reaches the shores of Singapore.
It turns out that Nick is from one of the richest families in the small Asian country, a fact he never bot