Thad Winters is a thirty-two-year-old widower who has lost his wife and unborn child in a car accident. After living for eighteen months feeling detached and alone, he decides a child would help fill the void in his heart. He plans to replace, as closely as he can, the baby that was taken from him. To do that, he needs the perfect woman. But he believes he can find her . . . for the right price.
At twenty-nine, Macy McKinney is a divorced mother and a medical student at the University of Utah. She wants to be a pediatrician, not a surrogate mother. But her five-year-old daughter, Haley, is lying in a hospital bed, dying of cancer. Her ex-husband has disappeared without a trace, and they’ve already reached the maximum benefits allowed by their insurance policy. Macy needs $100,000 to pay for Haley to have a bone marrow transplant. And she’s willing to do almost anything to get it, including having a stranger’s baby, even though she knows walking away from that child—and its father—will be the most difficult thing she’s ever done. [from author web site]