Beauty and brains haven’t guaranteed Autumn an easy life. After an idyllic childhood in Philadelphia’s upscale suburbs, her mother urges her into a standard business-track career. But that means giving up her dreams of becoming an artist. And it also means marrying a man who fits the corporate, competitive lifestyle she thought she should lead. She has a big house and everything money can buy, but it’s not what she wants.
Just as she suspects her marriage is a mistake, her parents are killed in a car crash, and she buries her heart in her work. Five years later, she’s laid off and finally faces reality.
Isolated now in a tiny rural town, she attempts to resurrect her creative dreams. And as her innate talent blossoms and her confidence grows, she can no longer endure her husband’s emotional abuse and her sexless marriage. She files for divorce and leans on her lifelong best friend as his erratic behavior worsens.
But creating artwork she can sell takes time and focus, and she needs help. Jory, a mesmerizing graduate student ten years her junior, turns out to be far more than the personal chef she was looking for. He’s committed to a professional relationship until she’s divorced, but their passion batters the walls they build. And as Autumn reawakens to freedom, desire, and her true path, her husband is bent on destruction, and Jory’s caught in the maelstrom. Will it destroy them, or will love grow and passion break down the walls?
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