Arliss Mallard was abandoned at the altar by her fiance, Slick Waynick. When Gideon Forbes told her that Slick had left town, he was shocked to find out that Arliss was also pregnant. So, he offered to marry her right now and let everyone believe that the baby was his. Gideon had loved Lissie since she was 13 years old. He knew that she still loved Slick, but he was determined to be the man she loved best.
This was a very good marriage of convenience story. I loved how shy Gideon was with Arliss at the beginning of the book. And Arliss felt so bad about getting him pulled into the mess her life had become. As usual with Mittman's books, there was a major event in the middle of the story which really shakes things up for the characters. My only problem with the book is the fact that it took so long for Arliss to come around and believe what Gideon was telling her. My rating: 4 Stars.