What happens after happily-ever-after fades? Can the answer be found one flight up? India, Abby, Esme, and Monique have all been friends since their days at Manhattans Sibley School for Girls.
From the outside, these four womenall grown up nowseem to be living ideal lives, yet each finds herself suddenly craving more. India Chumley is a whip-smart divorce lawyer who routinely declines the marriage proposals of her charming French boyfriend, Julien. Shes taking the first plunge by moving in with him, but shes keeping her own apartmentand keeping it a secret from him.
Abby Rosenfeld Adams is an irrepressibly upbeat gallery owner who married her WASP college sweet heart, a passionate but tormented sculptor. When she suspects he is cheating on her, she realizes that perhaps theres more to life than reassuring her husband of his artistic brilliance. Esme Sarmiento Talbot is a Colombian Scarlett OHara, bored with her proper Connecticut life and her tame, all-American husband.
In order to satisfy her sensuality, she escapes to Manhattan and distracts herself with casual encounters. A card-carrying member of Harlems thriving buppie-ocracy and a successful gynecologist, Monique Dawkins-Dubois is married to a powerful but dull financier who barely notices her anymore. When an attractive coworker beckons, Monique cant help but be flattered.
The most straitlaced of them all, India is dismayed by her friends illicit activities. That is, until her ex-fiancé, the love of her life and the destroyer of her heart, reappears in New York and she finds herself caught between the dependable man she thought was her future and the man she never quite let go of. Dazzling and sexy, One Flight Up is an irresistible comedic romp through the boardrooms, bedrooms, and ballrooms of Manhattan and Paris.