When Thomas James Dooley, the quintessential knight errant, learns his best friend Cass Vojek is pregnant, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her reputation. Proposing a celibate marriage isn’t a sacrifice but a necessary solution.
Believing marriage will help Dooley obtain a coveted position at work, heartbroken Cass agrees. But once their vows are spoken, she begins to see the man her childhood playmate has become. For Dooley, living with Cass awakens unimagined desire. Celibacy becomes an exercise in torture. A forbidden night of passion changes everything, and the pair find themselves thrown into a whirlwind of conflicting emotions.
On the brink of turning their pretend marriage into a true one, the unexpected arrival of the baby’s father not only threatens their relationship but also the very foundation of their life-long friendship. Challenged by complications, Cass and Dooley must discover the ultimate answer to, what are friends for?