In her southern hometown, Leslie knows where she stands. A divorced mother with a preteen daughter should be able to expect certain things in life. She provides a good home for her child, she’s loyal to her friends, and she hopes to find a love that won’t fizzle out with age. Enter Stuart Altmann, a friend-of-a-friend who appears to be suitable: a down-to-earth businessman with a heart of gold and a sweet smile. He seems to fit right in with her expectations.
But Stuart doesn’t want to just fit in: he wants to inflame her and push her to her limits. He wants her to explore a side of her sexuality she had always thought was inappropriate for a woman of her standing. His hidden passions force her to rethink her ideas of what is appropriate. Not all businessmen are stoic, not all pain is bad, and all the money in the world can't buy you happiness if you don't understand who you really are.