Bill Thigpen had his finger on the heartbeat of America as writer and producer of a popular TV drama. He was so busy watching his career soar that he never noticed his marriage collapse - until it was too late. Now, nine years later, he believed his life to be in perfect balance. Adrian Townsend thought she had everything: a job she liked as production assistant for a TV network show...a handsome husband she loved. It was an enviable life - the American Dream. Until she got pregnant, and Steven gave his ultimatum. Him or the baby. Bill and Adrian meet by chance, and are irrevocably drawn to each other. And as their friendship deepens into love, as they meet the obstacles that life presents, Danielle Steel touches the heartbeat of two wonderful people in a challenging modern-day relationship.