A female carpenter needs a husband so she can get her contractor’s license back… Can Jeri and Sawyer navigate the minefield of a pretend marriage before their feelings become real?
Jeri Bell lost everything when her former construction manager betrayed her—her company, her crew, and her contractor’s license. She’s been hired to build dog enclosures at Last Chance Ranch, and she needs the job and loves the atmosphere. But when the ranch’s grant funding might dry up if she can’t provide her license, she’s desperate for a solution.
The cowboy living in the cabin next door, Sawyer Smith, doesn’t want to go visit his perfectly paired-off family, but it’s hard to find a date when he spends all his time with ranch animals. So he walks next door, a proposition in his back pocket for the beautiful brunette who’s come to the ranch and caught his eye.
Jeri readily agrees—maybe a little too fast—and after a successful party where they’ve fooled his family that they’re a happy couple, she convinces him to stop by the courthouse and tie the knot so she can get her contractor’s license back.
For the ranch, they agree. Just for a few months, they say. After all, the ranch would die without the grant money, and Jeri really is the best contractor there is.
As Sawyer and Jeri spend more time together, she starts to develop real feelings for him, which scares her. Hasn’t she already done this once? Fallen for a man only to lose everything? Yes. Yes, she has.
Can she risk her heart—and her business—again?