Never in A Month of Sundays by Philip Bromley

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Real life for James has never mirrored that of Romantic Novels. Life has always been a Romance Drama

At Patrick Brownloe's funeral James Wardley sets in motion a romantic love story which is to turn his whole life upside down.

Patrick had been his client for many years and they had become friends. After the cremation he is introduced to Patrick's family, whom he had never met. Patrick often spoke about them with great affection, especially Wendy, his niece and closest relative.

James heart pounded as he found himself face to face with Patrick's niece, his first love in his university days. Wendy was still attractive and demure. The years had been kind to her.

After the funeral James and Wendy were able to chat briefly. Against his better judgement, he agrees to meet Wendy to discuss her late Uncle's affairs. The agreed day dawned wet and windy. Was this an omen? There could be no romance in the rain.

He certainly did not want to get involved in a contemporary romance love triangle.

Out of the blue an old colleague offers him a lecturing engagement on a cruise liner which had cropped up at short notice.

He was unsure about accepting and was awaiting an email with more details when Wendy telephones unexpectedly and invites herself for the evening. She drinks too much and has to stay the night. Wendy creeps into James room and that night they make love.

Although her body stimulates James' desire he realises the nights events can never be repeated. She is married and their relationship must not be allowed to develop. James couldn't cope with a mid life romance drama.

James decides to avoid a potential contemporary romance love triangle and flies to Rome to join the cruise. Unsettled by recent events James slips back into his depressed state within hours and is on the brink of being sent home. Disaster is only averted by the new found friendship of a fellow lecturer and depression suffer, Barbara..

Barbara Green lecturers on literature specialising in historical literature. With James love of history they form an instant bond. Barbara is almost ten years younger than James but with such a dominant personality James is happy to shelter under her wing. When they meet at the ships swimming pool Barbara literally takes his breath away with her brief bikini and athletic performance.

The cruise is around the Mediterranean and the two of them start to feel a strange closeness. Inwardly they know this is real life, not one of those mid life romance novels. They go ashore together in Venice, the world's most romantic of destinations. In Dubrovnik they visit the beach and James sees another unexpected side of Barbara's personality with interesting consequences. Will this friendship turn into a romantic love story. Will fact be stranger than ebook fiction?

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Published December 7, 2013 by Hollywell Associates. 279 pages
Genres: Travel, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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