Meredith Marshall-Rhodes is miserable. Her husband, Daniel, is distant and cold, and her sex life is less than pathetic. She is nothing but a flesh-and-blood sex toy, something for Daniel to pump into until he gets off. Her marriage is dying and she doesn't know what to do – and that's when she finds the divorce papers. Finally, after months of negotiations over marital assets, Meredith flees to her last refuge, the cabin on Coldwater Bay in northern Minnesota that was deeded to her in the divorce settlement. She wants to regroup, recover, and relearn how to be Just Meredith again.
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Von Cassaday is famous. He's a best-selling romance novelist, and he's on tour promoting his latest book. There's just one problem: his wife, Stella, has left him and taken his ability to write with her. Von is touring the last book to death, squeezing every last bit of publicity he can get out of it for fear that when it's over he'll have nothing to do, nothing to distract him from his life. He's spent the tour boozing and whoring and trying to forget, until finally his agent tells him there are no more dates to book and cuts him loose. He flees to the only place he has left, the cabin he'd bought Stella, up on Coldwater Bay in northern Minnesota. There, he will either find his authorial voice again or drink his demons away and slowly fade out of the limelight.
Neither Meredith nor Von are looking to further complicate their lives with romance, but when Meredith realizes that her famous neighbor is in town and goes over to say hello, she sets off a chain of events that neither of them could have seen coming; a chain of events that drags them both through the emotional wringer and culminates in both Meredith and Von learning an important lesson:
Divorce is never the final act in any marriage.