Short of Love is a satirical fiction novel telling of Tom’s loves and career from school, university, oilfield engineering to Chief Executive Officer of an international oil company. He falls for Vicki in an agonising love story when he is studying hard and tries to put her off until later, like in a commodity short. They are brought together in an African country and oppose famine and exploitation. It is a fast-moving page-turning love story from the Beatles era to recent times.
Dating, becoming a couple, marriage and divorce have been hit or miss, as if first impressions and intuition should be enough. Love relationships are in the early stages of becoming analysable, fairly negotiated and worthwhile.