Successful relationship columnist Max Sawyers has lived life in the fast lane and enjoyed every second of it, but with a cranky rescue dog named Cleo now ruling his life instead of casual temptation, he's decided it's time to change his ways and find a wife. Between his own high standards and his new dog's dislike of anything female, this is no easy feat—especially when the worst possible candidate comes crashing into his life, and she's the only woman the capricious Cleo can stand.
Maddie Montgomery refused to take to heart the nasty things her ex-fiancé said after she caught him cheating, but perhaps he had a point about her naiveté with men. She certainly hasn't ruled out marriage in the (very distant) future, but for now, she's going to go all out in the name of fun. Who better to practice with than the gorgeous Max? Problem is, he's beginning to think he's met The One, and she isn't going to like finding out it's her…
First published in 2001