Hazel Emmett tries not to let her left leg cerebral palsy defeat her - but sometimes it does. A fun filled romance might let her pretend to be normal for a while. Dancer Romeo McGrath is mistakenly arrested and given community service as Hazel's assistant. After twenty nine of them, Romeo has had enough of women using him for their bad boy fling. To clear his name, he intends to find missing racehorses that have baffled the authorities. Hazel's limitations are a creative challenge so he lets her be his pretend partner. Between derelict stables, a charity chief with a secret, a double jobbing politician and dancing in strange places, Hazel or Romeo discover more than they expected. Before Romeo's sentence ends, they must figure out what is real and what is pretend.