Then Liam McAlister appears at the gallery where Nina works, and all the old feelings come rushing back.
Free of her obsession with Jack Morgan’s ability to set her body on fire, Nina is reluctant to immerse herself in another relationship, even one with a gorgeous younger guy like Liam, but Liam again breaks down her defenses, and for the first time Nina is relieved to experience what feels like a healthy relationship. When an unexpected opportunity arises, Nina must decide if she wants to risk everything for love – or if maybe, just maybe, she can have happily ever after on her own terms.
That’s what Nina Fontaine’s best friend tells her when she moves from the suburbs to New York City following her divorce. As much as Nina appreciates the dating advice, she’s not interested. At forty-five, she’s spent the last fifteen years trying to fit in as a suburban wife. Now she just wants to settle into her new apartment, find a job that will stretch her savings, and figure out what the rest of her life is going to look like.
But that’s before she meets Liam McAlister.
A photojournalist who’s traveled the globe, Liam is gorgeous and smart — not to mention fifteen years younger than Nina.
And he isn’t the only man vying for Nina’s attention.
Rich and powerful, Jack Morgan is Liam’s polar opposite. In spite of Nina’s protests, Jack rolls out the big guns to court her, from black tie galas to last minute trips to Paris.
Both men are determined to win her. As they contribute to her reinvention in different way, Nina begins to walk a very unfamiliar tightrope. When their passion escalates to a shocking climax, Nina must accept that she may have fallen too hard, too soon — and make a decision that will change her life forever.
Nina Fontaine is finally standing on her own two feet.
It’s been eight months since her love life exploded – eight months since she said goodbye to Liam and Jack to focus on herself. Now a full-fledged manager at the gallery that gave her a chance, she’s come to love her new home in the city and her life as a single woman of a certain age.
Then Jack appears like a lightning bolt, spilling his guts and begging for another chance to be with her — this time for real. Feeling like they have unfinished business, Nina agrees to take it it slow and they begin a relationship that feels far more personal than their previously distant affair.
But Jack’s newfound vulnerability does nothing to assuage his need to push boundaries. Unwilling to ignore her own desire, Nina finds herself pulled deeper and deeper into an affair that begins to feel more like an unhealthy obsession.
Soon Nina is forced to confront unresolved emotions — and consider the possibility that the games she’s playing with Jack are games she can’t win.