Mike, a scampish young man from Shrewsbury, England, falls for an older woman. He starts work as a porter at the local hospital, where she is a nurse.
Working close to dying patients and their grieving families, he realises he is sexually excited by the sadness of widows and other female relatives. Acting on his urges, he jauntily sets out on a bold plan to sleep with one hundred grieving women.
His ‘other’ life must stay a secret from his girlfriend and her family. It is a tall order but he is so charming and able to tackle his project, being subconsciously driven by dark events from his childhood in Shropshire.
Feistily, he ploughs ahead until he meets the widow of a gangster. He quickly realises she is not the same as his other suitors, as she digs up ghastly memories from his past.
Undaunted, he continues on his quest, taking him as far as Seville and as close as his own doorstep.
He knows he will never find lasting love from all the women he meets. That is, until he finds someone different. Someone special. But the course of true love is never going to be straightforward for Mike.