Film je posnet po resnični zgodbi. Ameriški marinec Jason Johnson se v Bahrajnu zaljubi v princeso Meriam. Kljub verskim in kulturnim razlikam se med njima razvije strastna, a nevarna ljubezenska zgodba. Ker se za nič na svetu nočeta ločiti, se odločita za tvegan pobeg v Ameriko. Tam pa se znajdeta pred novimi težavami.
Based on a true story, American Marine Jason Johnson (Goselaar) is sent on assignment to the Emirate of Bahrain. While there, he meets and falls in love with a spirited, lovely young woman, Meriam (Nichols), without realizing she is really a member of the Bahraini Royal Family. Meriam, who does not wish to consent to an arranged marriage, knows her love affair with Jason is dangerous, as he is a Mormon Christian and she a Muslim. Her parents would never consent to their match, and so Meriam and Jason race against time to escape Bahrain and make it to the United States, where they can marry. If Meriam is sent back, however, her life may be in jeopardy.