Stacey Williams wants to make her parents happy. Unfortunately, in their minds, marriage is the only answer. But as a journalist, she doesn't have time to date, much less get married. So, she concocts a plan to place a personal ad for a temporary husband in the newspaper for which she works. Little does she know that she is creating more trouble than she had imagined. Her boss wants her to write an article about the ad. Then the only suitable man to answer her ad turns out to be the insufferable Lance Owens, a man she has been investigating for months.
Her plan spirals out of control. Her parents are thrilled with her choice of a husband, she becomes legally married to him, her boss is onto her antics, and she is facing tough decisions, all while falling hopelessly in love with her Temporary Husband.