What happens when two sets of parents decide their thirty-something offspring need to get married? To each other. The problem? Neither one wants wedded bliss, and they don’t even know each other. Kyle Montgomery is happy with his single state and the excitement of running the Montgomery Hotel Corporation. Pepper Thornton is just as happy running the family B&B, the Hibiscus Inn. When Kyle’s parents insist he take a look at the “darling” inn they found, he finally agrees. He’ll do anything to get away from their constant hounding. But he insists on going in without fanfare. He doesn’t want all the hoopla that usually surrounds his visits.
Pepper is so tired of her mother dragging every single man in Bayview to the B&B she invents a fiancé. Kyle Montgomery, single, on vacation according to his information. Lucky for her Kyle chooses that moment to arrive.
But Kyle is hardly prepared for the woman who launches herself at him with a hot kiss and introduces him as her intended. As long as he’s running away, he figures he might as well play along with her. She’s hot and fun and he can used the diversion. Pepper is just relieved he isn’t giving her away.
But someone forgot to tell them about hormones and passion and emotion,. What started out as a fun ploy suddenly turns into something much more—until reality pokes up its head and nearly destroys it all.