Veronique Dutot and Burton O'Rourke--each has something the other needs.
Veronique is a talented chef, while Burton happens to need a chef for a new cooking show he's about to produce.
Veronique, on the other hand, needs her visa extended so she can live in Vancouver near her former mother-in-law.
Burton proposes an old-fashioned solution to their very modern problems. A temporary marriage. A marriage of convenience.
Veronique accepts--although there's nothing temporary or convenient about the way she's starting to feel!