Lose a bet, lose your heart...
What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they've been thrown together in a wedding party. It's awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she'd always hoped he could be.
If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend's other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn't forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake's already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake's falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it . .
Then Grandma Nadine devises one of her CRAZY matchmaking schemes and things start to really get out of hand. Cue mating dances, illegal fireworks and 'pleasure' parties.
Along the way, Jake realises that finally giving his heart over to someone isn't as scary as losing that person that makes you feel that way.
He wanted to have his shit together for the wedding. He had to. After all, appearances and money... Really, those were the only two things he had. He knew he didn't deserve anyone's love and he never really asked for it.
The truth? He was scared shitless that the minute he took a chance on someone actually worth taking a chance on, they'd laugh in his face. He wasn't good enough for Kacey; why the hell would he be good enough for Char?
So, trust? No, she didn't trust Jake Titus, because the last two times she had. He'd walked away from her.