A funny, erotic and heart-breaking story of love lost in the cruellest of circumstances and found again when least expected.
It could have been the perfect lunch date…
For Tom, the setting, the atmosphere and the warmth of Emma’s demeanour all lead him to believe that she will be responsive to what he has to ask her – if only he could find the courage to voice the question.
But before he can do so, he has an unnerving experience; something so striking and unsettlingly deep that it leaves him shaken and Emma mystified.
In order to explain what is troubling him, Tom is prompted to recount the story of his first true love; a girl named Claire, and a time of change and trauma that he hasn’t thought of for many years.
As Tom nears the end of his story, it becomes clear that there is an intriguing connection between Claire and Emma.
But is it real, or just a figment of imagination, brought on by a series of bizarre coincidences?
Novel: Romantic comedy. First published: 2006. Available for the Kindle