As far as her family and friends are concerned, Frieda Schast has been the grieving widow long enough. At thirty-five she's still young and attractive, and her son could certainly do with a father figure in his life. But when Frieda starts falling for Sam Hill, he's not their idea of the ultimate catch. Sam is young, talented and incredibly sexy - although broke, sporadically employed and clueless about kids. Does Frieda really need the 'perfect man' or the far-from-ideal man who's perfect for her?
If Valerie Frankel weren't a writer, she'd probably be a bag lady. Fortunately, she's found her niche, writing novels and magazine articles for women who share her somewhat dirty sense of humor. Frankel writes about sex and dieting for Cosmo, Glamour, Self, Allure, the New York Times and Marie Claire, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her two daughters and her husband.