|About the Book|
Approaching middle age, Beth’s life seems idyllic. She has a wonderful life with her husband, Brian, and a loving and supportive family, mother, father, brother and sister, and two children whom she adores. But she is closer by far to her brother,MoreApproaching middle age, Beth’s life seems idyllic. She has a wonderful life with her husband, Brian, and a loving and supportive family, mother, father, brother and sister, and two children whom she adores. But she is closer by far to her brother, Alan, who has been her and her family’s ‘guardian angel’ since she was fifteen and he twelve. At this time Beth is the victim of an attempted brutal and violent rape but Alan, using all his highly advanced martial arts skills, teaches the rapist a lesson he will never forget.That was many years ago but it acts as an appropriate scene setter to what happens when her comfortable and worry free existence is blown apart. When her husband is away ‘on business’ and purely by accident, Beth discovers explicit pornographic texts and photographs on his mobile phone. Photographs and text messages which show her husband and another woman engaged in steamy sexual activities. The dates of the photographs confirm that they were taken while he was away ‘on business’.Shocked to the core, Beth confronts Brian when he returns home. The evidence is irrefutable. The marriage is at an end as Beth rids herself of the man she loved and trusted and embarks on a life of being a dedicated and devoted mother.Realising she cannot stay as reclusive as this her entire life, she takes a position as an auxiliary nurse at the local hospital. By chance, she meets and treats a man whom she clearly finds attractive and he her. But he, too, has had tragedy and heartache in his life and is not at all sure if he can love again.As their relationship develops it becomes clear that they are becoming closer and closer. Do they have the emotional strength to make a commitment or will the events of their past lives cause them to walk away? All is revealed in a wonderfully crafted and surprising denouement.This is a book with a superb balance between the emotional and highly evocative sexual elements of relationships and one which will stay with the reader long after the final page has been read.