For successful African American businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction-to sex. Finding a therapist, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is desperately seeking fulfillment-and something darker. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe races against time to uncover the source of her "fatal attraction."