Life couldn’t be happier for Nicholas Lyon, divorce lawyer and contented husband of the beautiful – if chaotic – Mal, a cookery writer who combines working from a comfortable home in Wiltshire with being mother to their three gorgeous young daughters.
And then Sara Kaplan, a bright, vivacious young lawyer, explodes into his life like a sexual hand grenade.
Nicholas is stunned and horrified by the extent of his attraction to her. But whilst the chemistry between them is palpable, it takes a terrorist attack to force him to recognise his own mortality and throw caution to the wind.
For Sara, what started as a harmless fling swiftly deepens into a painful battle for Nicholas’ heart with Mal, who is not quite as preoccupied in her world of food and school runs as Nicholas had believed.
As Mal faces temptations of her own, she realises she has to decide what she wants; and whether it’s worth fighting for.