On her wedding day, Dr. Jennifer Ballard watches her fianci murder her uncle, kidnap her father, and order her to be killed. Miraculously, she escapes her executioner and hires Ethan Delaney to protect her and expose the fianci who has successfully taken control of Jenn's father's pharmaceutical company and the new cancer-curing drug they've developed. While Ethan is not sure who to believe, he does find the impulsive Dr. Ballard a handful. In CONTRACT BRIDE (1), Debra Webb has penned a rather contrived and predictable story with unsympathetic characters. Jenn comes off as petulant and childish for a woman who is supposed to be a genius and Ethan's chauvinism is not charming.