Cleopatra Jones dreams of marriage, but her boyfriend, sexy golf pro Rafe Golden, likes the status quo. With puppies, teenagers, a free-spirited live-in mother, a kooky best friend, and an accounting firm to manage, Cleo's life is hopping. But still. Her relationship with Rafe should be headed somewhere.
A former girlfriend of Rafe's turns up dead in a seedy motel. His flashy red car was spotted there the night she died. Rafe swears he's innocent, though the police have him as their top suspect.
Cleo hires a lawyer, gets crossways with Rafe's snooty family, and sets out to clear his name.
Only, the more she digs, the more questions arise. Rafe's been keeping secrets from her, but are they deadly secrets?