Nicole is a half-Vietnamese, half-black woman who was abandoned by her family at an early age. She is driven to find out who her parents were, and why they deserted her; in the meantime, she swears that she'll never let anyone get close enough to hurt her again. Xavier is a military policeman who is heartbroken after his wife walks out on him. The two of them are set up by matchmaking friends, and although neither of them wants a committed relationship at first, they enter into an "adult arrangement". However, they find that staying emotionally uninvolved is harder than it appears...
Used availability for Giselle Carmichael's Magnolia Sunset
September 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
May 2002 : USA Paperback