Twenty-four-year-old art history student Thea Bennett makes two discoveries while studying in Paris. The first is that her Master of Arts degree won’t land her that researcher job in a museum she was hoping for. The second: all of the European men she’s been dating are jerks.
Then Thea meets a struggling young painter on the Seine, and everything changes. Thea sees her future, and Liam Drake finds his muse. It’s love, lust, and everything in between—until Thea discovers Liam in the arms of another woman. She splits for home in Houston, but a few weeks later learns that she’s pregnant. Thea returns to Paris in search of Liam, but he’s left without a trace.
A few years down the road, Thea is a single mom working in an art gallery. To save money, she and her five-year-old daughter, Alsace, live with Thea’s parents, who squabble over everything from food, to money, to what’s best for Alsace. To make ends meet, Thea is also a part-time art consultant to Gregor Gunner, a billionaire real estate developer with no taste in painting or women. At work, Thea battles a rival gallerist bent on stealing her best client.
And then Liam shows up—in the arms of Thea’s rival gallerist—and at the center of a conflict that threatens Thea, her job, and her family.
A frustrating semester in Paris. A failed fling with an artist.
Now, a five-year-old child who doesn’t know her father.
Can Thea Bennett's life get any more screwed?