Elena Mazur has cultivated an image as the perfect wife. But the death of her husband leaves her struggling with her feelings of freedom and guilt. This conflict is complicated by her reunion with her dead husband’s cousin, a man with whom she shared a passionate kiss as teenagers. Falling into bed with the one man she cannot have is the ultimate way to punish herself for her role in her husband’s death. Falling in love with him, however, was never part of the deal.