Years of hard work and schooling have paid off for single mom and ex-jockey Alexis Marsden. She now has a desk job she loves and she's paying her bills-barely. But she can't give her son everything he needs, especially a father. When the big brother of her child's father asks her to marry him, does Alex give up her hard-won independence and settle for an old-fashioned marriage of convenience? Workaholic banker Jackson Breckinridge has spent his life meeting the expectations of his parents and protecting his younger brother. When his brother fathers Alex's child, Jack must protect his parents from the truth and fix his brother's screw up. Marriage to the childhood playmate he's loved since his school days is just the right thing to solve his problems. He accepts her terms for a marriage of convenience, but he longs to convert it into a one that's for real.