Violinist Char needs cash fast when her reckless court case against ruthless broker Jude ends in disaster and she’s left with no choice but to accept his cynical job offer. But Jude has decided he can easily mix business with pleasure. So,why should it matter to Char that Jude is apparently involved with Heather, a married colleague? Equally why should Jude care when Char strikes up a friendship with luthier, Steve?
When Jude goes to Portugal to investigate an ecological survey in the hill region of the Algarve,Char who accompanies him is unprepared when,in the simple quinta, a new understanding burgeons between them.
Back in London old tensions surface and Char,aware that she is in love with Jude, faces a dilemma when an unexpected windfall presents her with an agonizing choice. Can she risk her heart or should she claim her freedom?