Mallory Hale is a city girl, through and through. An ambitious congressional staffer on Capitol Hill, she’s happily living the single life. Although not necessarily looking for a man, when she lays eyes on scientist Daniel Webster Everson while not so gracefully squatting in a pencil skirt and pumps, retrieving the papers she’d just scattered all over the floor, it’s love at first sight.
One month later, after a whirlwind romance, she finds herself with a husband, a three-year-old stepson, and a one-way ticket to Moses Lake, Texas, a.k.a. Timbuktu to a city slicker like Mallory. Daniel has been offered a job working in the research lab for millionaire Jack West.