Delaney on a job interview in a small town in Maine, indulges in a one night stand (something she has never done) with the 'Magic Man' and despite precautious she ends up expecting. Suddenly, she regrets they did not bother to observed prelimaries - like exchanging names and telephone numbers.
Even though she is facing being life as new doctor, she quickly adapts and enjoys her role as new mother. 6 months after the baby is born she moves back to the small down in Maine, still expecting to never see the baby's father since she believed he was passing through. Instead, as she quickly discovers since he is her first patient, that he has always lived in the town. Since the 34 year old father of her child is standing there with his 19 year bimbo cheerleader girlfriend, she panics and says she is married. Worse, she discovers he is the landlord of her new residence!
The lie grows and grows until she finds herself buying clothes and creating magazine subscripts in the 'husbands' name, trying to convince Jack that she is married.
It is often a little stretched, and you really wonder if someone would go to these extremes, but Fox's writing makes the whole thing enjoyable!