What if you met someone you'd risk your marriage, family and entire life just to get to know? Catherine is lost in a mid-level magazine job and marriage to a man she felt was her last chance at love. Unfulfilled but now resigned to her life as a wife and working mother, she begs for a travel assignment to Rio that takes her away from it all - even if for a few days.

It's at a fabulous rooftop pool overlooking Ipanema Beach that she meets David, a consummate bachelor and venture capitalist with impeccable breeding punctuated by an Essex accent. In the passing of a day, David shows Catherine more of life than she's lived in years. Lost in the crashing waves of an afternoon thunderstorm in Rio, a single kiss leads to a series of unforgettable liaisons tracking lions in the wild African bush, swimming in the warm volcanic waters off Italy's Aeolian Islands and discovering the secret hallways of the Ritz Paris as each meeting reveals David to be so much more than she ever expected. Catherine finds the man should have been willing to wait her entire life for, while David tames his compulsive bachelor ways for the closest thing he's ever had to a real relationship.

The problem is, one of them is living the ultimate lie that can only end in heartbreak for all

M. Martin founded the luxury travel website JetSetReport, a global guide to the world's most glamorous destinations. As a former US Editor of RED Magazine UK and nationally syndicated columnist, a love of discovering far-away places from Jose Ignacio to Panarea led to a career in travel. M. Martin lives in Los Angeles.