Happily married with a loving husband, a beautiful home and a successful management consultancy, Lisa decides her life isn't exciting enough. She embarks on a passionate affair with Neil, her best friend's commitment-allergic boyfriend, and, when he starts to get too serious, finds fresh gratification in the arms of a woman. She juggles all three partners, for a while. But then Paul a tragedy occurs, and Lisa, finally, is burnt by the fire she thought she was playing with. With humour and compassion, Stella Duffy turns her sharp eye on contemporary relationships, and explores what, beyond sex and novelty, they need to last.