Helena’s husband, Jim, recently hired a new assistant, and has been staying out way too late at night spending too much money to make Helena comfortable. Jim, a closet narcissist, is in denial that his 30-year marriage is in jeopardy as his wife slowly unravels incriminating evidence against him. More
Helena and her husband Jim have three grown children, their second grandchild on the way, and a strong thirty-year marriage. At least that is what Helena’s family and best friend Gabby presume.
However, when Jim begins spending more and more time at work with Lori Walters, his new assistant, and arrives home way too late at night for Helena to be comfortable, she starts to dig. And what she uncovers will alarm you! Jim, a closet narcissist, (scoring eleven out of fourteen qualifying points) is in denial, and their marriage is failing because of it. All the chaos in her life makes it hard for Helena to concentrate on her business as a decorator and furniture refinisher, as she slowly unravels incriminating evidence against him.
Helena must hire a new contractor to help her with the latest project she undertakes, and Wayne comes into her life, adding a sweet twist to the mystery. Hot flashes and anxiety attacks are almost too much for Helena to handle, as she tries to find the best way to deal with Jim, Wayne, and her stressed marriage.
As Helena struggles to keep her marriage intact, and her feelings for Wayne buried deep inside, her best friend is in need of her assistance in another state, and her daughter is due to deliver the new baby any day. Helena wrestles with her conscience to determine who needs her most, pushing her own needs aside.