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The future rises from the mists of the past..., April 10, 2000
Reviewer: A reader
Olivia, a successful British writer, is shocked and nonplussed when a romantic rival from her past asks her to pen her rags-to-riches story. Diane, a famous actress, seduced and stole Olivia's beloved husband years ago. She now wants the spurned wife to come from England to Los Angeles to write her biography. What is Diane's ulterior motive? How can Olivia cope with seeing the man who broke her heart and the woman who caused that heartache? Easy. By turning the tables on them both. When she arrives in L.A. she discovers that Olivia and Richard's marriage is on the rocks and her alcoholic ex-husband wants to reconcile with her. She also finds that Diane has a tall, dark, handsome lover, Joe, whose eye seems to have wandered to her. Olivia rebuffs Richard and decides to seduce Diane's toy boy. But in confronting her past, has Olivia come face to face with her future? It turns out that Joe is not the sleazy piece of meat she thought he was, and she begins to care deeply for him. He claims to return those feelings yet it seems that his affair with Diane continues unabated. For his part, Joe is uncertain whether Olivia is over her ex-husband. Their mutual distrust leads them to believe malicious rumours and snide innuendos, and when Olivia is finished with her work she and Joe part ways believing the worst of each other. If the truth couldn't reach the other side of the bed, how can it find its way across an ocean?