Author(s): Katherine V. Forrest
An unplanned encounter between Los Angeles trophy wife Carolyn Blake and her new neighbor--tall, blond and athletic artist Val Hunter--leads lo a close friendship and deepening emotions that young Carolyn has never known. Suddenly, Carolyn's carefully manicured domestic life seems contrived and much less colorful. And her husband's love for her seems contrived and condescending, as if it's not the real Carolyn he loves at all. His tenderness turns lo rage, caresses to blows.