With her three kids away at college and her husband more married to his job than to her, Elizabeth Fairchild feels lost and without purpose or passion. Impulsively, she leaves her husband a letter and leaves their home in Napa California and heads to New York City to discover herself.
When Elizabeth's husband, Greg gives her a "hall pass" to 'sow her wild oats.' at first, she's livid! She certainly didn't leave her husband to find another man, but Elizabeth soon finds herself involved with two: Jack Stevens and Kevin Parker.
Jack is older. He has heart-stopping good looks, is wildly successful, and is very much in control of everything around him - especially Elizabeth.
Kevin is younger. He is carefree with a heart of gold and loves Elizabeth's moxie.
While Elizabeth's old life still calls to her, she also finds what she needs in New York. But which dream will she choose?
(FULLY RE-EDITED October, 2018)
1979... When eighteen-year old Jack Stevens is spotted in his rural Colorado town by a scout from a New York City modeling agency, his life is flipped upside down. With little more than his looks, he heads to New York with a dream he didn’t know he had. Jack has a rough start, but finds his feet and embarks on an exciting life as a male model in the 1980s living in Manhattan.
2013... Thirty-four years later, a confirmed bachelor, and very successful, Jack is satisfied with his life, until he meets a breath of fresh air—Elizabeth Fairchild. Never in his wildest dreams did he think he’d find a love like he does with 'Beth.' It’s an instant connection.
Following wild dreams had worked for him in the past… Is this another wild dream he should follow?
Desperate for new scenery and a change of pace, Phoebe Fairchild changes universities and majors. Now at NYU, and with the help of her mother’s friend, Jack Stevens, she lands an internship at a major TV Network.
When Phoebe is assigned to be the personal assistant to mega-star and Hollywood Bad Boy, Chase Smythe, Phoebe’s challenges are doubled. Since she was nine-years-old, Phoebe’s been starry-eyed for the blond-haired, blue-eyed actor. But Chase is full of himself, lazy and leaves a path of destruction in his wake. Now it’s Phoebe’s job to rein him in.
Phoebe was warned to not cave into his charms, but she sees something more than just Chase’s public persona. And between them there’s a spark. There’s chemistry. Is it real? Or is it an act?
As Phoebe’s life takes another unexpected turn, can she turn to the man she can’t stay away from? Did she even stand a chance with him? Especially as she faced new challenges herself? Or was being with Chase just a dream?
Divorce is a big change... But there are bigger ones.
A few months after his divorce and may failed blind dates, Greg Fairchild met Tanner Williams. What started out as a good friendship unexpectedly turned into something that Greg didn't know what do with...attraction. Why would he be attracted to a man? He had been a ladies man back in the day. He was married for more than 20 years - to a woman... He fathered three children with that woman... He was a Republican!
Was this unexpected development a mid-life crisis? Or had he been living a lie all these years?
Like most men, Kevin Parker had always dated women his age or younger. Then after dating an older woman for a couple of weeks (now just a good friend, Elizabeth—Beth—Fairchild), Kevin developed a new perspective on love and romance. With his newfound insight, Shelby O’Sullivan catches Kevin’s eye. Confident. Funny. Beautiful. Getting to know her, he quickly realized that she is the woman of his dreams.
Nine years older than Kevin, a history of less than amazing boyfriends, and a health history she feels is tarnished, Shelby O’Sullivan has avoided falling in love over the past several years. She doesn’t want to fall for Kevin’s southern charms and sinful good looks, but soon finds herself doing just that.
Is their romance a dream come true or a nightmare in the making?
What's next for the Fairchilds?
Elizabeth Fairchild and, her true love, Jack Stevens, have organized the Dare to Dream Gala, and her whole family is joining her in New York.
Her three children all seem to have secrets.
Bradley, her oldest, wants to talk to her, but won’t say why.
Carter, her middle child, is bringing a girlfriend, but has said very little about her.
Even her youngest, Phoebe, seems to be hiding something.
Secrets and a reunion...Will there be celebrations?