Architect Tess Abbot's house catches fire during renovation and she blames building contractor Roman St. John. A man of his word, Roman honors a boast Tess goaded him into making, that if the job wasn't done on time she could move into his house. As bad an idea as moving in with a hot, marriage-minded man is, the career-focused, never-going-to-marry Tess stubbornly holds him to his word.
But escalating sexual tension and close quarters confound her determination to keep her hands off the one man who can reduce her to the "June Cleaver" status her father has planned for her. While Tess adds the spark to Roman's life, Roman must tame Tess…but not too much…if he wants her to stay with him forever, in this modern day Taming of the Shrew story.