"Till death do us part" is not Jerold Singer's pledge, it is his mantra.
Shellie Singer escapes to Paris from L.A. fleeing her abusive husband, Jerold, to follow her dream of becoming a famous Jazz singer.
Adrian van Allman, a gentle young man from Switzerland striving to become a successful artist in Paris, falls in love with Shellie at first sight in Montmartre where she is working as a waitress.
Rachel O'Neill happens to be in Paris seeking inspiration to write her next novel, and meets Shellie and Adrian at a sidewalk cafe in Montmartre.
Back in L.A., Shellie's friend Janet Corrigan (a savvy, blond and brassy Barbie doll with brains - who helped Shellie escape her husband and arranged for her to live on a Parisian houseboat near the Eiffel Tower) is accosted by Jerold Singer looking for his wife. Janet shoots him in self defense. But that does not stop Jerold. Wounded, he escapes police custody, leaving the hospital more determined than ever to find his runaway wife.
The story is about Shellie, Rachel, and Janet - all three wanting romance, all three wary, afraid to trust, and not sure if they even want to try. All three in Paris with life decisions to make.