The End of Summer The first book in the (Richard series) introduces us to Rebecca, a beautiful and sexy woman, a wife and a mother of a teen-aged daughter with a troubled marriage. During a summer visit to New York City to spend a few days with her daughter. Rebecca met Richard, a handsome college student and a friend of her daughter. Immediately, Richard and Rebecca fell in love and begin a lustful secret affair. A strike of fate asserted their forbidden relationship.