Sophie-Claire Wright's life is going downhill at warp speed. Her songwriting career isn't taking off like she hoped, she keeps running into her cheating ex, and her roommate just kicked her out of their apartment. Running out of options -- and money -- Sophie does the one thing she vowed she'd never do: she moves home. Home where instead of being a free spirit, she's still thought of as a rebel.
Life moves at a slower pace in Sophie's blink-and-you'll-miss-it hometown, but her well-meaning, matchmaking mother doesn't have a slow gear. Sophie invents a boyfriend to hold off an endless stream of bachelors, but she's out of luck when her mom demands to meet Sophie's non-existent boyfriend. Luckily for Sophie, Jake Cooper owes her a favor. Jake -- who stole her heart a long time ago, and is as charming and dangerous as ever.
Sophie is sure she'll be able to resist Jake this time (and his smile, and his abs, and his...everything,) and that their fake relationship will keep them both away from wagging tongues. Just because she was half in love with him years ago doesn't mean she'll fall for him now... But she didn't bargain for moments that feel all too real. And she didn't count on mutual old feelings resurfacing and complicating their arrangement -- which is starting to feel less like acting and more like the real deal.