Eve is walking down the street in NYC, wiping dust from her knees and her dress after rummaging through junk shops in the Bronx for her friends antique shop. She unexpectedly bumps into Robert, an old friend of her brother’s, walking with his handsome 28 year old son, Micajah - a talented musician. The pair invite her to lunch. While Robert and Eve reminisce, she is penetrated by the most beautiful green eyes she has every seen. This serene, beautiful boy is irrationally interested in learning more about her life and this rare instrument she discovered in the junk shop. Lunch sparks the beginning of an affair Eve could have never imagined in her wildest dreams. She is currently separated from the miserable loveless marriage she was hanging onto for 26 years and allows herself to experience passion for the first time in her life, both physically and mentally. With her husband away indefinitely, her grown son living his own life, Micajah teaches Eve how to enjoy this frenzied rollercoaster of emotions. Eve learns about love and trust but most importantly, through this intense discovery, Eve explores the depth of her own strengths and talents she was always too afraid to reach for. I read this delicious new novel by author Allegra Huston in one sitting. At first, what began as a lovely erotic adventure turned into self discovery of a “woman at a certain age” who (believes) is pressured by society to live a predictable life that although feels mostly safe brings her no joy at all. Highly recommend this fabulous, unexpected, beautifully written new novel.