Their marriage didn’t survive the first year… Or did it?
Dana Mulholland and Zeke Ferris were very young when they married and – predictably – almost immediately divorced. Except there seems to have been a tiny little hitch in the paperwork.
Six years after their split, Zeke is clearing up loose ends before selling his company when he discovers that the attorney he and Dana hired is in prison for fraud – and his clients are finding out they aren’t quite divorced after all.
That suits Zeke just fine. He needs a pretend wife until the sale is finalized. But Dana demands a bargain. She’ll only play along if Zeke donates a sizeable chunk of the profits from his company sale to the university where she works – earning her the promotion she’s dreamed of by funding a new convention center.
Ninety days of play-acting and they’ll both have what they want – and a divorce, too. Unless what they really want is to rewind time and try again.
‘This idea came to me when I spotted a brief article in a newspaper about an attorney who had been reprimanded for filing his paperwork wrong, so that some of his clients were discovering — years after the fact — that they were not actually divorced. There were several possible directions for this story, but I found myself asking, What if they really were meant to be, and they just need another chance?” — Leigh Michaels