Valerie Hawkins is marrying the man she loves, and because of a government mandate, she is also marrying a man she's never met. Due to an overabundant male population, women who wish to wed must marry two men on the same day, one of her choosing, and one of the government's. On the trio's first anniversary, one marriage will be annulled and one will be left intact.
In the year 2093, the Rogare Institute, a government-mandated organization, provides prospective parents with the perfect child. To hold a surrogate position as a gravidari is regarded as a high honor. Erin Murray hoped to go unnoticed by the gravidari institute until she was viewed as unserviceable. Of course, a tour of duty was better than being sent to the research lab as a live specimen to further genetic studies. Quinton Dane has served four tours at the institute and is familiar with failure.