by Joy Argento
Can data predict who we fall in love with? Reality television is here to find out, and thousands of viewers are along for the ride. Two total strangers, matched by the world’s most advanced romance algorithm, meet at the altar to say, “I do.” Their every awkward moment and moonlit kiss are filmed to uncover if happily ever after is a simple perfect data match.
When executive producer Annie Jackson convinces Nicole Hart to leave her prestigious job and write and refine the romance algorithm for I Do, I Don’t, their success is almost guaranteed. So, when one of the brides backs out days before the wedding, Annie panics and Nicole steps in as the algorithm’s second choice to get married on national TV, or else.
Nicole can’t believe her bad luck when the backup turns out to be…her. To test the system she designed, she used her own data, but she sure as hell didn’t expect to be hauled to the altar against her better judgment. Her algorithm is flawless, but her growing feelings for Annie could destroy all her credibility and sink the show.