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I have jumped ahead a bit from last week, from my book A Love More Precious Than Diamonds. Dan is now a 40-year-old successful business man in New York. He is resolutely single, with no intention of ‘settling down’, but one night he meets a woman working in a bar and is immediately smitten. Is this the woman who will make him change his mind about marriage? He invites her to go to the local Diner when she has finished her shift, and she agrees.
I liked this woman. She was smart, she was beautiful, and she didn’t take herself too seriously. I wondered what she was like in bed, and whether I would get to find out. I hoped so. I sat and looked at her while she was talking and I couldn’t find one thing about her that I didn’t like. Her face was enchanting and animated when she talked. Her hair was thick and lustrous. Her breasts, pressed against the blouse she was wearing, looked deliciously round. She chatted easily, without dominating the conversation. In fact it is fair to say that I was already smitten with this lovely young woman, and I hoped she would agree to see me again.
Is this the start of a romance for Dan? Or is he just a ‘fling’ for the woman, fifteen years his junior, who works in the bar while taking a PhD at Stern? Stay tuned.
Danny was a 21-year-old student when he met Gem in London in 1992. She was the most beautiful, sensuous and sexy woman he had ever met, and she was some years older and married to a wealthy businessman. So why did she pick him from all the men she might have chosen?
Their affair was brief and dramatic, and introduced Danny to sexual passion, the like of which he had never experienced before. It also introduced him to the kind of woman who desired control and discipline in her life. Even though the affair lasted just a few weeks, it changed his life and changed his perception of the type of woman he wanted.
Twenty years later he met a young woman and, for the first time in his life, he fell in love; but fate was not kind, and the events of twenty years earlier came back to haunt him as he realised that he might lose the woman of his dreams. He was powerless to act. He could not rewrite his life history.