from the back fo the book:
When Lily's lover, Charlotte, is killed in a tragic car accident, Charlotte's homophobic family threatens to exert their legal rights and seize custody of their daughter's biological child, Mimi. Grief-stricken over the loss of her lover, Lily vows to do anything she can to keep from losing her beloved daughter too.
The solution? A marriage of convenience to her Bugle Boy-wearing, trust fund-spending gay neighbor, Ben- and a quick move to Ben's hometown in rural Georgia where his powerful family will ensure that their new "daughter-in-law" gets custody of Mimi. Provided, that is, that the two can convice Ben's parents that their marriage is the real thing.
Living as a married couple, Lily and Ben soon discover the outrageous perks and pitfalls of compulsory heterosexuality. Determined to keep up appearances in order to keep her child, Lily ignores her own inner needs--unitl a beautiful country veterinarian offers her a prescription for some sexual healing.