Is it love at first sight or just lust?
Romilda Ackermann is happy enough with her quiet life on the shores of Rau Lake. She lives with her parents and sister and the bittersweet memory of her late fiance Edwin. When Edwin died, Romilda assumed her hopes for romance died with him.
Maslin Reeves expects to employ his professional skills as an art dealer and designer to help wealthy Roland and Lucille Ackermann redecorate their lakeside mansion. Much to his surprise, he finds that the younger Ackermann daughter has recently announced an engagement and now her parents want Maslin to help design and plan the wedding.
When Romilda and Maslin meet, the mutual attraction is undeniable. After they finally give in to their urges and indulge in an afternoon of sex in which Maslin dominates a delighted and obliging Romilda, they are both plagued by doubts. Romilda wonders if sophisticated manoftheworld Maslin is merely using her for sex, and worries she's betraying the memory of her first love. Meanwhile Maslin feels like a cad for taking advantage of Romilda's willingness, fears she'll think he's a brute, and ponders whether he deserves to seek love again after the loss of his wife.
Can Romilda and Maslin overcome their hesitation and pursue a relationship that satisfies them both sexually and intellectually?
This is book three in the Lakeside Lovers series but can be enjoyed independently.