Matthias Laing has Toni Nevers’ assurance that she’ll marry him on Valentine’s Day—eleven long months away. The trouble is, Matthias can’t rest easy, not after Toni’s ex admits he made a mistake and wants her back. A man of action, Matthias isn’t leaving his dream of having forever-and-a-day with Toni to chance. The ace up Matthias’ sleeve is Toni’s five-year-old daughter, Jade, who has taken a shine to Matthias and wants him installed as her ’back-up daddy’. With Jade and her small army of pets on his side, they roll out a plan to get Toni to marry him within six months. Will this enterprising pair—aided by Jade’s growing menagerie—be successful in their bid to have a summer wedding?