Tom and Vicki meet at university in Liverpool in the Beatles era. When she tricks him into being tested on a lie detector, her questions are intrusive and he loses trust in her, but becomes obsessively in love with this capricious feline.
To escape being distracted from his studies by her, he suspends being with her until he can complete his course of studies. This is satirised as a short trade in a commodity. Dealing in love as a commodity lands him in trouble with her.
The novel Short of Love is a humorous semi-autobiographical troubled romance.
When his studies are completed, he tries to take up with Vicki again. He doesn’t succeed immediately because he is in Canada working as an engineer. He keeps in touch with her and is successful in his job, becoming CEO of the company that exploits a developing country, Vicki opposes him. This is an exciting romance based on true events. Will Vicki and Tom ever trust each other and resolve their differences?
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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.