Ivy Eston is dreading Christmas. The eldest of six, she’s the only one of her siblings not married with children. She’s also tired of being asked if she has a boyfriend. She’s tempted to run away and spend Christmas abroad, but her grandmother’s ill health, and current travel restrictions, means Ivy’s staying home instead.
Firefighter Rhett Butler is perfectly content saving lives all day long and coming home to his cat who never needs more than he’s prepared to give. After all, if God wanted him married, He’d throw the right woman at him. However, Rhett isn’t sure he can face another round of Christmas parties alone, and he can’t exactly take the cat.
A chance encounter with Ivy offers a solution to both their dilemmas, especially if they can keep things strictly business. But things are never that straightforward when Christmas comes to town.