Addy wasn't married, but she had a daughter--button-eyed, fairy-like Grendel. Of course, no man would want an unwed mother. But that was just as well, since Addy was finished with men. She'd made her own life and had Grendel, whom she treasured above all else.
Then ruinously gorgeous Dr. Sam Grady caught her eye -- and held it. He murmured sweet, unbelievable compliments. And made Grendel like him. And moved into their house. And eventually made love to Addy. She was appalled! Why was she letting him get away with it? She was through with men, wasn't she?