When Erin Townshend meets the handsome Major Ryan Bennett, she doesn't see stars . . . she sees security. A technicality has threatened to snatch away her teaching job on a military air base, and no amount of money or persuasion will help her. Thanks to a crash-and-burn former relationship, she's appalled by the thought of marriage, but a union to a service member would secure her job. Major Bennett could be her knight in shining armor-if she can convince him to marry a complete stranger. With a trail of reckless behavior in his wake, Major Bennett's own job is at stake. When this crazed school teacher tries to blackmail him, he sees a marriage license as a get-out-of-jail-free card. When their marriage of convenience becomes a marriage of close quarters, tempers flare and ignite a smart-mouthed game of cat and mouse. Lack of trust and a liberal helping of hurt threaten to tear the Bennetts apart. Ryan and Erin discover that the only thing harder than making a happy marriage is making their marriage real.