Short of Love by Martin Knox is a biofiction thriller novel available on Amazon.
Bride and bridegroom dowries are in the past but trading in love is still common everywhere. When Tom is unable to get with Vicki and she tricks him, he puts her aside until later when he can afford the time and he has a good job. He does a short trade with a friend, as if she were a consenting commodity. But the scheme backfires. The two try to get together but their ambitious careers are obstacles, his being overseas. Knox’s explanations of commodity trading and petroleum production reveal dramatic events.
The story is a satire, a romp through normal human mating conventions.
Their love is ill-fated but he remains hopeful. His work is CEO of an international oil company caught up in civil war in a famine-stricken African country. When Vicki confronts him with his responsibility, will love find a way?
The fiction novel ‘Short of Love’ is about a couple for whom commitment is ephemeral and elusive despite intervening lovers and children. There is overthinking in this satirical treatment of the vulnerability of love.
Do a couple’s differences balance out, become forgiven, become forgotten, or do they accumulate? When irreconcilable differences are encountered, does the relationship die a little, or a death knell sound?
The fiction novel $hort of Love explores a couple’s differences and a satirical attempt to resolve them, revealing love has its limits.