I need a wife – and fast – for a quick, no-strings-attached marriage. And I think I know exactly who to ask …
When my ex walked out and left me with our baby girl, I swore I’d never marry again. But now she’s back – and she’s making demands. She wants custody of my little girl. The girl I’ve raised alone all these years – held and rocked, bathed and burped – the girl I laugh and play with now. My sweet, mischievous angel. And I’d do anything to keep my Emma safe and secure. Even marry again.
So I pick the only woman I can think to trust – my reliable, straightforward colleague – and I offer her a deal she can’t refuse. Marry me for the custody battle, and I’ll make her a partner in my medical practice. Three short months, and it will be over. No attachment. No risk. It’s the perfect plan.
…Except for the secret crush she’s had on me for years…and the way that I suddenly can’t take my eyes off her.
Living together and seeing who she really is – outside of practical, formal clothes and a strictly professional environment – changes everything. Within weeks, we’re rewriting the deal. Adding caveats. Sneaking into each others’ rooms. As the court battle heats up, things get even hotter between us…until I realize it’s not just my daughter I want to be fighting for.
It’s Jessica too. And the life we could have together.