Only fools bet on impossible odds...or do they?
Jake Plummer's strong attraction for Roxanne Diamond began
in high school. He was a junior and she was a new freshman
from out of town. He couldn't tell if she was teasing him or
putting on the shy act. She ignored him, mostly, although he
was a " big man on campus" with good looks and a winning
personality. She never gave him a tumble. That is, until one
night, she drank too much and came on to him.
Roxy attended college, got her B.A. in English Literature,
and met Grady Parmeter. They lived together and wed two
weeks after commencement. Within a year, she and Grady found
they were no longer "compatible." There was a fast divorce
without any complications.
Jake learned a trade from his father while in high school,
earned his plumber's license, and went to college at night.
Later, he was hired as a Financial Planner. The stock market
plunged, and he returned home to ponder his future.
Meanwhile, he helped his father in the plumbing business.
William and Cecelia Diamond's break-up seemed inevitable.
But they left for a month-long summer vacation to Europe
hoping to salvage their marriage. A major plumbing problem
erupted when Roxy "house sat" the Diamond's residence at
Mirror Lake. An unexpected reunion had her and Jake burning
the sexual candle at both ends, their attraction never fully
explored or extinguished. This time the unquenchable flames
burn intense--higher, hotter, wilder.