After a devastating stroke, Debbie Hunt worries that she will never be independent again. Jake Dover wonders if he will ever find a career that doesn’t bore him. Could Debbie’s stroke be a stroke of luck for both of them?
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As businesswoman Debbie Hunt struggles to recover from a devastating stroke, she is determined not to be a burden to anyone. When she finds herself falling in love with Jake Dover, her assistant, she tries to forget her romantic dreams and concentrate all her energies on her recovery and her business. Jake, who has recently been discharged from the Army, has never been ambitious, and he believes Debbie is too smart and successful for him. They come to recognize that what they thought was a tragedy was really a stroke of luck.
Before Molly could make the introductions, he stepped forward with his right hand outstretched. "Hi, I'm Jake. You must be Debbie, Molly's favorite roommate."
"Since I'm her only roommate, I'm glad to hear I'm her favorite," Debbie said as she smiled back.
The mischief in Jake’s hazel eyes and the unruliness of his blond hair added to the boyish look. Debbie liked his outgoing and friendly personality, which reminded her of Molly.
Debbie hesitated to take his hand—the devastating stroke she'd suffered two weeks before had left her with limited use of her right side. Her hesitancy didn't deter Jake. He lifted her hand from the arm of the wheelchair, took it in his right hand, and covered it with his left. He held it briefly before gently laying it back on the arm of the chair. She couldn't move her hand, but she could feel the warmth of Jake's touch. If she'd felt like a whole woman, the touch would have excited her.