He needs to get married! Rand Taggart has been swindled out of a fortune but if he's happily married by his thirtieth birthday–coming up in just a couple of weeks–he'll inherit a second fortune. His great-grandpa's Texas ranch. She's ready to help him out! Maxine Rafferty's sister has been implicated in the swindle and insists Rand is at the bottom of it. Loyal Maxi figures the only way to clear her sister's name is to get the goods on Rand. When he proposes a brief marriage of convenience, she agrees. The closer she is to him, the easier to find out what she needs to know. Rand gains his inheritance, and Maxi, with Rand's help, lures the real swindler into a trap–leaving them free to pick up their lives where they left off. Except that Rand and Maxi can't seem to ditch each other as easily as they got hitched!