Heart of the Matter by K. I. Thompson
Ellen Webster, professor of history, can't help but fantasize about her next-door neighbor Kate Foster—after all, she sees her on the evening news every night.
Sexy and smart, Kate is Ellen's dream girl, but the dynamic TV newscaster doesn't know Ellen exists. Struggling with self-doubt and low self-esteem, Ellen can only watch the parade of beautiful women Kate brings home. But a rainy night and near tragedy change everything when Kate is involved in an automobile accident and turns to Ellen for help. Withdrawing from the world, Kate comes to depend upon Ellen for far more than she realizes—until the day Ellen tells her that she is leaving on sabbatical.
Ellen and Kate's journey leads them beyond the transitory nature of superficial beauty to the true splendor of the love they hold in their hearts.