Kate is a New York ad executive who is passed up for a promotion because the firm's partners feel she is not ready or stable enough. She cooks up a plan and makes-up a fiance in the form of Nick, an unassuming simple wedding photographer she met at a wedding. Having recently been in the news for saving a girl from a fire, Nick is a hit with the bosses, and Kate is happy for the favorable attention she is receiving at work. Sam, a sexy smooth co-worker who Kate really likes, also takes notice, and they start a casual affair. Everything is going as planned, but Kate knows she must end the charade with NIck. She and Nick rehearse a "break-up" to be staged in front of the bosses during dinner, however, Nick, now with feelings for Kate, does not stick to the script. They still end up breaking up, and Nick goes back to Massachusetts heartbroken. Weeks later, Kate realizes that she likes Nick, she comes clean to her bosses, and then goes to Nick for him to take her back. Nick is adamant, but after a humiliating declaration of love at a wedding Nick caves in. They then go on their first official "real" date at the wedding reception.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It's a zany love triangle of sorts, with the pretend boyfriend charade in the mix.
Best scene in story:
When they stage the fake break-up at the restaurant and Nick's real feelings surface.
Opinion about the main character:
Kate will do what it takes to further her career, but at the risk of losing the right guy for her.