Perfect Love : Twenty years of marriage to the older Max has seen Prue, forty-one, through the stresses of a resentful stepdaughter as well as motherhood. When her petulant, beautiful stepdaughter, Violet, returns with her new baby and husband from New York, Prue is precipitated into a secret life. Violet is as hateful to her stepmother as she had been as a child. Worse, Violet resents her fretful baby. However, Violet's husband, Jamie, is unexpectedly helpful, likeable, and caring. Drawn to each other, he and Prue are soon skirting a boundary between innocence and passion. But will Prue take that irrevocable step across?