"You have no objection to being married, do you?" Agreeing to share her life with Professor van der Brink-Shaaksma had seemed a good idea to Beatrice at the time. But while fine in theory, the "no strings attached" deal soon proved to be disastrous. How could it work when every time she saw him, her heart skipped a beat? And what could she now do to make him notice her - not just as his wife but as his partner?