Reunited after 17 years, psychologists Taylor & Jonathan appear on a talk show outlining their opinions of what makes a marriage work. Taylor believes it is through shared interests that a marriage can be sustained, while Jonathan believes nothing can survive without "heat." After goading by the hostess, they enter into a bet, a la Temptation Island, where 40 couples and paired up and have to live together in a mock marriage for a month for a chance to win a million bucks. Half the couples have shared interest; the other half have "heat". The psychiatrist with the most relationships still standing will have their theories validated. Making matters more interesting is the romantic past the two shared (and a huge bombshell she's kept from Jonathan), as well as the heat that's still present.
Mallery has penned a cheeky and light romance novel with plenty of sizzle, humorous situations, and several distinct couples that are all fully developed characters. I would have liked the spotlight placed on the primary couple a little more, but overall, it was definitely a good beach read.