A storied past leads to new love…
When single father Martin Leon remembers that he forgot to invite an important guest to a birthday party for one of the kids, who can blame him? Since his wife’s death, he’s struggled to juggle his large family and his job as head writer of the daytime soap opera After the Loving. They once co-wrote the show together but now Martin must carry on alone in the face of a dwindling audience, an executive producer only too happy to alter the course of his stories at her slightest whim, and a nagging case of writer’s block.
Martin might love a good soap opera, but not Roxanne Hunter. She parlayed her sexy role on the show into a luxury-bedding business years ago and didn’t look back. Just when she was about to have it all, the universe dealt her a devastating loss of her own.
Accepting Martin’s invitation, Roxanne decides it’s the perfect getaway to take her mind off her lonely life. She has no intention of reliving the days of her youthful, secret crush on him.
But the females in Martin’s family have other plans. Soon friendship turns to romance and Roxanne falls into the embrace of family life.
Can she fulfill her promise to get through fate together? Or will the universe – and the past – pull the rug out from under her just as she’s about to get the happy ending she never dreamed she’d have?