When lawyer Morea hears what her mother is asking of her, it takes her breath away. What? Pretend to be engaged to her rival? But that's exactly what her mother is proposing. Morea's father, a college professor, is being unjustly accused of sexual harassment, but is thinking of resigning without even putting up a fight. Morea's mother thinks that if the ever-capable lawyer Ridge is introduced as Morea's fiance, he can convince her father of taking it to court. Though they compete against each other in the courtroom, when it comes to the sham engagement, Ridge is all too happy to comply. And when Morea gets to know more of his personal life, she finds him more handsome and charming than she would like to admit!