Russell Long, a care-free bachelor, returns from vacation to discover an ad in the personal column: Wanted: Wife, little or no experience. Willing to pay $20,000. Send all inquiries to R. Long, c/o this newspaper. The intended joke backfires and he is drawn into the scandalous life of Alexis Snow, owner of Mary Maids Janitorial Services and a former world-class fashion model. Once framed for smuggling stolen jewelry, someone from her past is out to destroy her life, once and for all.