'His hand ran over her belly. His skin was rough like a workman's, calloused and hard. He caressed her thighs, smoothing over the contours of her muscles, down to her knees, then up again on the soft inner surface...'
When Nadia Irving meets artist Jack Hamilton at an exhibition of his paintings, she feels an overwhelming urge to proposition him - to seduce him and break free from the orderly, celibate and emotionally safe existence she has created for herself.
A night of the best sex Nadia has ever had ensues, but when next morning she discovers Jack is married - a fact he must have believed she knew - she is horrified. She knows she should never see Jack again, but the night before is hard to forget. The solution, however, when Nadia eventually finds it, is quite different from anything she could ever have imagined...