Is the possibility of finding passion and a lasting love enough to tempt shy, unassuming Olivia Townsend to go against what is ‘socially acceptable’ and risk being played a fool? Trapped in the drudgery of everyday life, Olivia finds herself divorced, pushing forty, and stuck in a job she detests, but her situation brightens when she meets the suave and almost too charming Rick Sloan. His sensitivity and warmth attract her, but his exotic good looks and their nine-year age difference signal to Olivia that he’s out of her league. If that weren’t enough, her insecurities about everything from her weight to her own worth cause her to question Rick’s true motives for pursuing her. Like so many women, she wonders whether a relationship with a younger man can have real substance or permanence. Against her better judgement, she’s caught up in a feverish affair that takes her to the Cote d’Azur of the Mediterranean and, ultimately, on a life-altering journey where she must decide whether to follow her head or her heart. Just maybe a woman can have a second chance at passion and true love, if she’s willing to gamble it all . . .