Seduced By A Stranger, also known as Ring of Deception and He Loves You Not, debuts on the Lifetime Movie Network Channel tonight. The LMN movie is directed by Scott Belyea and written by Suzanne Dunn. Seduced By A Stranger intrigues with the story of a handsome American conman who dupes his rich European fiancee and steals her jewels and cash. The thrilling Lifetime Movie Network movie stars Chandra West, Steve Bacic, and Cate Sproule.
Synopsis of Seduced By A Stranger (Ring of Deception, He Loves You Not)
LMN introduces viewers to Julie Stevens, a 39-year-old art gallery owner in Washington. She’s beautiful, smart, and has a talented eye for spotting stunning selections for her gallery. It’s an upscale place located in Sorrento, a funky Pacific Northwest town located right in the heart of Washington’s art district. It is there that she meets a handsome stranger named Martin Hale. The 40-year-old gent is both distinguished and smooth. He wants to buy art for his new rental home. And after engaging in a brief conversation, Julie and Martin become more acquainted over coffee.
Julie is carefully reserved. However, she can’t help but notice that Martin is just the kind of man she needs in her life. But from the time Martin arrived, Julie has had the strangest feeling that someone is watching her. Her gut feeling is correct. In the shadows, someone is snapping pictures of Julie at every turn. The feeling that someone is following her is strongest when she is with Martin.
Meanwhile, Martin settles in with his 17-year-old daughter, Dana, a spoiled rich girl who wears an expensive designer bag to her new high school on the first day. Together, the daughter and father have been traveling all over the Mediterranean. For Dana, it is good to be back in America.
While Dana settles into her new school, miles away Martin is working his romantic magic on Julie. And it’s working. They begin a hot and heavy romance that leaves her thinking about him even when he is away. What Julie doesn’t know is the gnawing feeling she has is her intuition telling her that something is very wrong.
Martin failed to tell Julie his real reason for returning to America. While over seas, he lived in a beautiful villa overlooking the water with his fiancee. Making her believe he was madly in love, she trusted him with everything she had. But when his European lover wakes up one morning and discovers both her money and her man are gone, the woman makes it her mission to hunt Martin down and murder him, along with his new woman, Julie.
About Actress Chanda West via IMDB.
“Chandra West was born in Alberta, Canada, the youngest of nine children. Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, outside of Toronto, she developed an early interest in the arts. This led to 10 years of intensive ballet training. When she was 16, she enrolled in a summer theater program at Oxford University in England, which started her down the path to pursuing a career in acting. Notable roles include the Canadian miniseries, Revenge of the Land (1999), directed by John N. Smith; the feature film, The Salton Sea (2002), opposite Val Kilmer; the NBC television series, Mister Sterling (2003), with Josh Brolin; the feature, White Noise (2005), starring alongside Michael Keaton; a major recurring role on NYPD Blue (1993), as Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s bi-polar doctor girlfriend; the HBO series, ‘John From Cincinnati’ (2007)_, from creator David Milch; the Canadian television movie, Of Murder and Memory (2008), for which she received a Gemini nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role; and the ABC supernatural series, The Gates (2010).”
Seduced By A Stranger was filmed in Canada. Distribution was provided by Reel One Entertainment. The television film will premiere on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) tonight at 8/7 p.m. Central. On Lifetime, the movie Secrets of My Stepdaughter will also air.
[Featured Image by Reel One Entertainment/Used with permission]