by Diana Simmonds
American tennis champ Julia Ross is at the top of her game-and on top of the world. With corporate sponsors and adoring women falling at her feet, the gloriously talented athlete believes she is living a dream. And she is. Until a career-threatening injury wakes her to the harsh reality that fans are notoriously fickle and fair-weather friends (and lovers) are a dime a dozen.
Australian painter Eliot Bancroft is wealthy enough to lead a very comfortable life, and her active lifestyle keeps her beautiful body tanned and toned. But for what? Trapped in a loveless marriage, Eliot has wrapped her life around her beloved seven-year-old daughter, ignoring her own inner feelings-and desires.
A chance meeting between these two women will soon change their lives forever. And one of them will be forced to decide how high a price she dares pay for the forbidden embrace of the woman she loves.
Originally published in 1997 by Naiad Press, this is the author’s updated edition.