Chess Bradshaw and Cookie Thibideaux have known each other – and disliked each other – for twenty years. Chess is the cold enforcer Cookie’s father sent out every time she took a job that was too shady or found an apartment in a neighborhood too dangerous. But now Cookie has finally landed a part in a long-running play, and Chess is the one in trouble. The perfume company he owns has been sabotaged and is faltering. Cookie knows that through their marriage she can help save the company, but can either of them tolerate even a marriage of convenience?