Brent Chambers finds himself in a quandary. In order to meet the terms of his uncle's will, he has to marry for love and stay married for a year. Unfortunately, his fiance elopes with another man--forcing him to settle for a marriage of convenience. But with whom?
Sarah Gordon, his employee, comes into his office asking for a raise. Instead, he offers her a pretend marriage for a year with him. Because her graduate classes are so expensive, she takes his offer, convincing herself that it is only for the money and not because she is attracted to her handsome boss.
But soon their time together becomes more special and she must hide her feelings--he doesn't want a real marriage. Will their play-acting love become the real thing before the end of the year and all bets are off?