Secret afternoon trysts in a beach house in Wilmington, North Carolina lead to divorce and a lawsuit. Emily Chambers, a 30-something stay-at-home mom thinks she is happily married until she meets handsome and charismatic Andy Bennett, the scion of a wealthy real estate family. Sparks fly and the two embark on an affair, which leads to both divorcing and marrying. Emily's ex-husband gets revenge by suing Andy, which is allowed by the "Alienation of Affection" law in North Carolina.
Beverly Grasley, author