English teacher Quỳnh Cao has spent the last three years grieving for her late husband. After being rejected for an assistant principalship, she becomes determined to prove her worth as a leader for Sibert High. Quỳnh emerges from her shell, ready to tackle International Night, the biggest event her school hold every year. Plus, she’s ready to embrace love again, even going on blind dates set up by her parents with “appropriate men”—i.e, Vietnamese and Catholic.
Despite his meteoric rise in the gaming accessories industry, businessman Bennett Belser is unable to let go of his inner demons because of a painful college breakup. He lives a life of hard work and hard partying until an unexpected event gives him custody of his teenage niece. After embracing his new role as daddy dearest, Bennett finds himself crossing Quỳnh’s path as fate keeps circling them together.
Funny, handsome, and kind, Bennett is everything Quỳnh could want except for one thing—he’s not the perfect husband-material her parents envision. Falling in love proves to be the easiest part of their secret relationship. When her parents object to their marriage and threaten not to attend the wedding, Quỳnh must help Bennett navigate the hardest deal of his life: practice the culture and learn how to speak Vietnamese or risk being disowned for the sake of their love.