Jack Bartolli is a successful lawyer and the youngest son of a wealthy family, used to getting his own way and having full control of his life. Diane Phillips is a young and gifted surgeon, alone in the world and used to taking care of herself. A chance meeting between them is about to send them both on an emotional roller coaster, culminating in a tragedy that rocks Jack's family to its very core and threatens to tear Jack and Diane apart for ever. Can the passion they feel be tempered into a deeper understanding? Can each learn to forgive the flaws in the other? But, ultimately, can Jack convince Diane that she is not simply another of Bartolli's obsessions? A story of love, passion and betrayal that keeps the pages turning. Diane Ward is a happily married middle-aged woman with two teenage children, living in the north west of Durham, England. She enjoys working as a lunchtime supervisory assistant at a local primary school and writes in her spare time. Her book, Bartolli's Obsession is the first of the Bartolli Trilogy.