His wife seems distant, yet perfectly happy. They work on different schedules and pass like ships in the night. But that’s how marriage is after so many years, right?
When Danny meets a mysterious girl, his idea of the meaning of love shatters at his feet…
She’s not extraordinary, but somehow she’s so much more than just another girl. When he catches her gaze, he knows deep in his gut that she’s the one—the love of his life. But being a decent guy, he holds his feelings in check, and there is no ulterior motive when he shares a coffee with her. As she leaves, she gives him a business card. That's all there is to it.
Her name is Ella. And after that, she is nothing more than a fond memory.
Danny puts Ella out of his mind and moves on with his life—until his world falls apart…When his wife confesses to having an affair and demands a divorce, his life is thrown into chaos. It’s a challenge adjusting to the single life, but it’s not impossible. As time passes, he continues to reminisce of his brief encounter with the woman he’s sure was his chance at true happiness.
How far is Danny willing to go in the pursuit of love? How far would you when, in all probability, you are only…
Well, it was a strange and twisting road that led to the publication of my first novel, from my humble beginnings as an office clerk to ownership of a multi million pound business I always maintained my love for literature.
Born and raised in Bristol, England. I spent most of my life in business, the majority of that time marketing cars, eventually owning the largest Saab specialist in the world, before a divorce made me rethink my priorities.
This led to me leaving the bustling city to live in the Welsh valleys, starting a part time six year English Literature course at Bristol University and attending creative writing classes in Cardiff. I had confirmation of my 2.1 degree from Bristol on 30 June 2015 Now the course is finished, it hopefully gives me plenty of extra time to get on with my writing.
My interest in English literature has flourished over recent years and I have won several prizes for my short stories.
I live very happily, halfway up a mountain in the Welsh Valleys, with my wonderful partner Mari and our rescue dog Wolfie.
My first anthology, ‘Twenty Short Stories – Settling a Score,’ reached No.6 in the Short Stories Best Sellers and is still available on Amazon, where my author page is Michael Ross. The second anthology, ‘Twenty One (more) Short Stories,’ was released in July 2015.
My first romantic crime thriller novel, which was self published in September 2014 for a brief period, has now been picked up by publishers Limitless Publishing and will be released 3 May 2016 under the title ‘Hand Over Fist.’ My second novel, ‘Chasing What’s Already Gone,' a light-hearted romantic comedy, is scheduled for release in the summer of 2016.
The follow up thriller to Hand Over Fist will be released at the end of 2016 under the title 'Out Of Hand.' A third anthology of short stories is scheduled for release in 2016.