Sex with a stranger makes barrister Julia happy. A party, friends and work ruin things. Can a letter and a text change her life?
Past – With a cheery two fingered wave to her unhappy start in life, Julia becomes a barrister. With fellow barrister Steven Partridge and clerk of court Carmella Beresford by her side, she has the life she wants, until Marcus Hunter cocks everything up.
Present – After a night of sex with Lawrence Jacobs, an arrogant, sulky stranger, Julia is having fun. A party held by Julia's head of chambers Alexander McClusky, ends in an affair and a ruined friendship. Julia offers a shoulder to cry on to those involved, until one of the toughest cases she has ever dealt with changes her life imaginably. No longer wanting the role of agony aunt, Julia watches the lives of those she loves crumble around her.
Future? – A letter from a woman she has never met solves one mystery; an overheard, careless conversation at her brother Jonathon’s wedding to gold digger Anna Owen, solves another. Early morning sex in a hotel room in Oxford leads to a new life in the South of France. A text message means a choice, should she stay, or should she go? Will Julia ever be a happy?