It's a book!
The course of true trope never did run smooth...
Pauline needs money. Émile needs an image change.
If she can help him with the latter, he can give her the former and all they need do is act engaged until his family thinks he’s settled down.
Though the childhood friends spark like slippers on carpet, their best laid plans (and budding romance) are threatened by Pauline’s ex, who’s turned her personal trauma into a bestselling theater piece; and by Émile’s family, who have the emotional intelligence of flatware.
Fear not gentle reader: They have a Machiavellian fairy godmother who’s been manipulating Émile’s family for forty years and is determined to put everything to rights. Only time will tell whether her meddling brings about reconciliation, destruction, or just a lot of heavy metal fiddle music.
“I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose.” (PG Wodehouse)
My first long story was about a girl and her dog who time traveled by hitting their heads on various objects. In grade 7 I turned to writing salacious novels about my friends which included a kidnapping whenever I hid the midpoint slump.