When Clare James, author and protege of a famous woman adventurer, answers a fan letter from American Carl Lioce, she begins a long-distance flirtation. But Clare already has a lover: Jeremy Letts, Britain's legendary sports superstar. What more could she want? Perhaps empathy, passion, and answers to haunting questions about herself...
Across the Atlantic, Carl's marriage has failed, and his career is faltering. Soon Clare is fueling his fantasies of finding the perfect love. Then Carl's best friend and Clare's literary agent, who hopes for a tell-all expose about Jeremy, bring an unsuspecting Clare and Carl together on a exploitative television show. What happens next creates a potentially heartbreaking triangle between two men and a woman, reality and illusion, and the twists of fate that can change lives...and hearts.