Andrew Walker understood. He'd made all the mistakes in his previous marriages. He'd been too busy taking care of his own work, his own life, and his own ego, to see the signs of a relationship falling apart. Andrew Walker wasn't particularly looking for another relationship.
Olivia was unlike most women he'd met, and the more he got to know her, the more he felt captivated by her honesty, her integrity, her kindness, and her sense of humor. He'd learned how to listen, learned how to be present, and learned how to show empathy. He was not the same man who'd screwed things up so many times before.
Olivia's marriage to Christopher North was unfulfilling in ways that really matter to most women. There was little respect, little if any intimacy, no passion, and no sense of being in a shared partnership of life. She had become nothing more than an attractive doormat. Having stayed in the marriage until her daughters both left home, Olivia knew she had nobody to blame for allowing herself to become so trapped. She had relinquished her freedom, she had accepted the unacceptable for way too many years. She knew it was time to take back her life, and in Andrew Walker, she found something incredibly tender, sensual, and special.
You all know how much I loved this story and characters. I can't hide that, can I?