The minute Nick Durrance steps onto the porch of the once-grand, now run-down Meadowcroft home, he knows something is different. The woman at the door is not his ancient former teacher, but her young, beautiful grandniece. Maggie is new to Collingwood Station and has inherited the house, which she intends to turn into a natural beauty spa.Nick can't see the women of this posh town putting yogurt and strawberries on their faces, nor can he see them accepting the eccentric Maggie. But when the whole town starts gravitating to her, Nick realizes this woman is special–so special that she's even changed how people see him, a man who went against the wishes of his wealthy family to start his own construction business.It turns out the house is not all she's working on–and when he finds out what–or who–her real project is, he's not going to like it!
“So, how about it? You come to my sister’s birthday party, I’ll go to your family barbecue, and we’ll call it even.”
Say no. “Sure,” she said instead.He offered his hand to seal the deal. “It’s a date.”She shook it. “A fake date.”“Make that two fake dates.” He smiled and her insides turned to jelly.
It begins as a mutually beneficial arrangement. Just a simple solution to the problem that they both have. Kristi is far too busy as a single mum for a man – but that doesn’t stop her mother setting her up on disastrous blind dates. When Nate is widowed he’s faced with raising his twin little girls alone, and he has enough on his plate without the constant matchmaking from his family.
Kristi is already helping Nate stage his house before selling it, so the pair decide to stage a fake relationship to keep their family off their backs. If Kristi finds Nate distractingly sexy, and he can’t keep his eyes off her it’ll just make it all the more realistic… right?