Maddy Potter has been widowed for seven years and has vowed never to marry again. However, she want to adopt little Katie. One big hitch: the proper ladies of Pepper Cloud, Missouri don't approval of her being single raising a child, so she needs a husband fast. Enters Clayton Kincaid...he owes Maddy a debt of honour for Maddy saving his sister from a mugging. So he agrees to act as a fiancÚ, to see here through the adopting hearing. Only, Clayton, the handsome, most sought after bachelor in New Orleans might be overkill - will the citizens of Pepper Cloud really believe he would be interested in her???
Worse, Clayton is not to be dictated to by Maddy. He has agreed to go along with the charade, but is concerned about the child. Replaying the debt will not be done by putting a child in an uncertain future, making him just another alpha male.
Naturally, both are drawn to each other, but Maddy has spent seven years convincing herself to remain true to the vow to her dead husband.
This report prepared by DeborahAnne MacGillivray