After struggling to pay for her mother’s nursing home fees, Tannis Carlson seeks help from her neighbor Tom Hayes, a widower with young kids. When Tannis tells him that she has no choice but to sell her house, Tom makes an impulsive suggestion—marriage! Tom believes she will be the perfect mother for his kids. Tannis agrees to the convenient marriage and is delighted that the kids seem to love her, but she can’t help but wish for more—to have true love with her pretend husband! The act seemed foolproof…until seeing Elissa in his bed heated King’s blood and holding her filled him with unbearable longing. As the fantasy threatened to become reality, King was torn—did he desire a woman he could not touch? Would he touch a woman he dared not love?"