He was a haunted man
For five long years Derek Cordon had been tortured by the image of his wife as she'd been before illness reduced her to a mere shell of the woman he'd wed. One question robbed him of sleep and informed his daylight hours: when does a marriage die if the only death is the marriage itself?
Retreating to rural California, Derek thought he would find the answer in solitude. Then, one day, he looked into the sea-green eyes of Lara Serenov and saw enough wisdom and compassion there to heal his grief.
But compassion soon turned to passion in Lara's arms, and sorrow to joy. Soon Derek was tormented by a whole new series of questions ....