by Katherine V. Forrest
An encounter between trophy wife Carolyn Blake and her new neighbor—tall athletic artist Val Hunter—leads to a close friendship and deepening emotions that young Carolyn has never known.
Suddenly, as Carolyn questions what she has always accepted, her carefully manicured domestic life begins to unravel. Husband Paul Blake, a successful rags-to-riches businessman, recognizes the threat that Val Hunter represents, and he is not about to let his wife out of his control or accept any of her stirrings of self-determination.
Originally published by Naiad Press in 1986.