Born in Long Island, New York, have lived in New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona, California, and Oklahoma. Lived three years in Italy and Germany while in USAF.(Air Police: K-9 section). Now live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Married after whirlwind romance to same wife for over 30 years. Currently run my own real estate school in Oklahoma. Like to study foreign languages for a few months just to see how they work. Also like Latin and giving speeches. I’ve taught Philosophy, Advertising, Property Management, and many real estate subjects at the University, Community College, and Technical School level. Now writing non-fiction book on the Romance genre. I was trained to be a philosopher and history teacher but have worked mostly in advertising, marketing, and real estate.
The heroine is a 30 year old widow who has just decided to call off the relationship and confront the hero.
“John, as much as I love you, I couldn’t withstand the pain of losing another husband. We can’t go on. I think this is the last time we should see each other.”
“I think you're right, Mary, and I appreciate your honesty.”
“Absolutely. I’m a businessman. I’m trained to think in terms of risk/reward ratios. You must ask yourself: is the risk worth the reward?”
"I love you enough Mary to give my life protecting yours. Mine is the ‘no greater love’ type of love mentioned in the Bible.”
“Yes it is, Mary. But your love will not allow you to risk even the possiblity of being hurt again. That’s not much of a love.”
“But I do love you.”
“We must love ourselves before we can love others. I deserve a full love from the one I devote my life to. Not a partial love. You have opened my eyes to what I didn’t see before. We are not right for each other. When you find your true love, you will risk anything. Even your very life. The risk will be well worth the reward and you will know it without thinking. It will be a certainty in your soul. Have a nice life Mary. I will pray for you to find happiness.”