A woman with no marital prospects and a sick mother. A man with no babysitter, four kids, and a crop to plant and harvest.
Elise Mayhew is eighteen and lottery age, but she doesn't have a single marital prospect. Until she enters the lottery and suddenly gorgeous Elliot Whitmore is standing across from her with his four adorable children. With each passing day she falls more in love with his kids, but he keeps reminding her he has no romantic interest in her. In fact, he doesn't even like her. That is certainly a recipe for a broken heart.
Elliot Whitmore makes it very clear to Elise that he's marrying her to babysit and that's all. In August when the harvest is over she'll go back to her life and leave them for good. But when August comes and Elise leaves he realizes something happened while she took care of his kids--he fell in love with her. He tries to get her back but makes a private argument very public. Now the town is calling her the Wicked Stepmother.
A woman running away from a broken heart. A husband and four kids trying to get her back. This is going to be one rocky courtship.