Jane O’Hara has decided to take a sabbatical from her University teaching job in order to follow her bliss and work on a horse farm. Nora Hannon hires the self-effacing Jane instantly, hoping to match her up with her handsome, successful, but emotionally arrested son. Nora loves Mark, but she wants grandchildren!
Upon Nora’s request, Mark Hannon returns home ostensibly to help with estate business, but also to evade his latest conquest, supermodel Veronica, whose innumerable phone messages and texts to Mark go unheeded and unreturned.
Mark and Jane feel an immediate connection. However, Jane must overcome the sadness of her past, rooted in the untimely death of her father when she was ten and the consequent estrangement from her mother. Mark, who has never had to confront his irresponsible, cavalier nature, must deal with the fallout of having ill-used Veronica, who seeks to revenge herself.
Only if Mark and Jane master themselves can they come together.
by Judith Anne McCarthy
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Judith Anne McCarthy teaches English and lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the fields and farms, the horses, dogs, and people endlessly inspire romance. Learn more about her at judithannemccarthyauthor.wordpress.com.