"It's a tough world and you are soft!"
The two-week educational cruise started badly for Kate Cameron. She had found a young stowaway for whom she felt sympathetically responsible and had therefore fallen foul of Mark Templar, the powerful Chief Officer; and, unexpectedly, her ex-fiance was on board.
"Just remember, Kate," the Chief Officer said, "that he is 'ex'. Don't try to revive anything."
Kate had told herself the same thing but she resented Mark's advice. It wasn't any of his business anyway!