It's 1666 and the coffee houses of London are thriving. Neither plague nor fire can quell the lusty hearts of the fops and rakes who frequent these hostelries of ill-repute. Into such a world walks Bella Flowers - a lion-hearted young woman with an eye for handsome highwaymen and a taste for finery.
Her good looks soon catch the attention of royalty, blackguards and a particularly dashing captain of a clipper ship. She journeys to the port of Bristol and sets sail for the Caribbean, but her voyage soon runs into trouble in the form of French pirates whose taste for sensual gluttony knows no civilised bounds. Will Bella be able to escape their rugged clutches? Will she even want to?