On a warm, sunny afternoon in May, a depressed, middle-aged woman with a tortured past is forced to make a choice that leads to the most awesome experience of her lifetime. The results of her actions will lead her down an ever twisting path of love, desire and happiness. But she quickly learns there is a fine line between ecstasy and hopelessness. What price will she pay to experience one and forget the other?

Jack said, “Sorry to ambush you like this.”

“No, it’s okay. Your parents are nice.”

“My mother insisted on coming today.”

Relena beamed. “So you light up when you talk about me?”

“I see you still need that spanking.”

“Are you going to give it to me?”

Jack cleared his throat and put his hands in his pockets, but Relena could tell his eyes said yes.

“I wish we could leave right now,” she said.

Jack held Relena’s gaze then placed his hand on the small of her back as he gently kissed her. Relena turned to see Ruby and Marion watching them. Ruby winked at the two of them. An exquisite thrill rushed through Relena.