Lisa Thompson's prose puts the blow torch to the bucolic belly of pastoral life. The heroine is a fabulous creation, a voluptuous organist on the lookout for love. Melbourne jazz pianist Melanie Francis is in her mid 30s and her biological clock is ticking. She's after a real man - not like these pushovers from the city. When Gary Quartermaine saves her from being mauled by a crazed ram during a country music festival, it's love at first flex. Gary is everything Melanie is looking for; he takes charge, can cook & is wealthy too. But why does she keep catching him dressing up in her clothes & trying on her make-up?