At 35, Jane, a freelance translator, has realised that instead of combining a rewarding career with a satisfying mother-daughter relationship, she's become an all-purpose dogsbody. Rupert has a job in the city, a glamorous girlfriend, and plenty of money. But he's beginning to have doubts about the route he's chosen too. So when he and Jane meet they both start to wonder whether it's really enough to settle for "the next best thing".
©2006 Sarah Long; (P) BBC Audiobooks LTD