Potem ko Newtona Davisa zapusti dolgoletno dekle, se v njegovo prazno sanjsko hišo preseli zvita natakarica, ki se pretvarja, da je njegova žena.Newton Davis je bostonski arhitekt, ki ustvari sanjsko hišo, v katero povabi svoje sanjsko dekle, da bi srečno živela skupaj do konca svojih dni. Ljubka Becky je njegovo dekle že iz otroških let in popolnoma ga vrže s tira, ko ga jasno in glasno zavrne. Tako se neke noči Newton ves razočaran izpove natakarici Gwen, ki že naslednji dan pripotuje v njegovo sosesko in se vsem predstavi kot njegova nova žena. Newtonovi starši in njegova bivša so čisto očarani nad njo. Vsi verjamejo njenim lažem. Newton prav tako sprejme igro laži in spletk, vse z namenom, da svojo pravo ljubezen ponovno pridobi nazaj.
Davis builds his dream house and presents it to Becky with a proposal of marriage. She turns him down. He leaves the house, still with a ribbon running around it and returns to the city, terribly smitten with Becky. He meets Gwen who has an interesting relationship with the truth. He spends the night with her, but leaves while she is sleeping. She takes his description of the house, searches it out, and moves in. The residents of Davis' home town become curious and she invents a marriage, a courtship, and and an entire history. Davis' parents meet Gwen and are immediately taken with her. By the time Davis finds out what has happened, 2 things have happened, the whole town thinks he's married, and Becky tells him that Gwen has made her see him in a whole new light. Gwen and Davis agree that she can pretend to be his wife and get free rent while Davis works on Becky until they can announce a divorce. The trouble is that no one in the town wants them to separate and keep trying to help them reconcile.