His wife was dead. The cerebral hemorrhage which finally claimed her after a terrible car accident had left him alone and feeling much older than his years. He’d married young and half his life had been spent as a provider, a faithful husband and the father of two grown children. He felt he was far closer now at forty-four to his end, than to his beginning. He’d stopped living. His lawn untended, food of no importance, business in the dumps…only his dog, his constant companion, claimed his attention.
A walk in the park, his first in a month, finally got him out of his house. Kody, his bright white furry beast, always the most magnificent creature in the park, drew her to him. She did not see the pain or the suffering, the self-doubt and the resignation to a future alone. All she could see was the devilishly handsome guy…kind, gentle, cultured and intelligent. A man in need and yet a man who could give so much to those around him. It may have been his chick-magnet dog that brought her to him, but now it would be up to her to gain his attention and admiration before wrapping herself around him and never letting go.
He too, was stricken. How beautiful in face and figure she was…how kind and attentive. But while grateful to be brought back amongst the living, to feel masculine and drawn to her mystery, she was no more than a teen and a casual encounter in the park would be the limit of their meeting.
Sexy, funny, authentic and charming, this story takes the reader from Montclair, New Jersey to Amsterdam and Rome where a young woman and an older man overcome bereavement and find completion in one another.
5* Review Quotes
“This was the first Rebecca Branch book I ever read,and it was magnificent.”
“I loved this book by Rebecca Branch . It was so enjoyable and a fast, great read. I couldn’t put it down.”
“Another hit by Becca Branch! A well crafted and entertaining life story which I did not wish to end. When you have dried your tears of happiness, then read her other books if you haven’t already had the pleasure.”
About the Author
Rebecca Branch lives in New York and is the mother of two daughters.
Professionally, she is an architect, but she trained in Art History and Archaeology in her youth at UC Berkeley for her undergraduate degree and Columbia University for her Ph.D.
Although she modeled occasionally for Donna Karan and Calvin Klein while in college and up into her early thirties, her first professional job out of school was as an assistant to the curator of Greco-Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
She lectures on the architecture and town planning of the Roman Empire and practices interior design and architecture at an international firm based in New York City.