While fighting the new money image, self-made millionaire Zeke Morrison is intrigued when hot-air balloonist Rory Kavanaugh crash lands at a garden party he is hosting. Accepting his invitation to dinner, Rory sees him as a potential investor in her floundering company. When Zeke insults her by offering to make her his mistress, she flees. Despite waging a battle with intercity corruption, Zeke can't stop thinking about Rory and takes advantage of her livelihood to escape being framed. Rory struggles to keep her hot air balloon company despite the financial problems it was left with when her father died. Despite being a skilled "aeronaut, " she goes on the defense after one of her employees, who suffers from unrequited love of her, warns her not to take chances. When Zeke tries to manipulate her business with his money, he isn't prepared for her reaction. Her business isn't just her livelihood; it's her hobby too.