About the Book
UNEXPECTED is the story of an older married woman who falls in love with a chef. His past tugs at his heart while her unhappy marriage, draped in privilege, leads her to explore her sleeping passion. They find comfort in each other’s arms, but finally, they must decide which way their relationship lead them.
Eleven short stories trace the awakening of an injured husband who is learning to love the wife he has forgotten. Sam learns to love Scarlett all over again.
Other stories include a piece of furniture that featured in a torrid lovemaking session, a promise of physical delights signalled by a summer skirt, a gambler hopes his luck will hold on one particular night, and a modern woman uses her feminine wiles to live a life as an industrial spy.
Real people make love with their pants off (except for Columbus Pitello) and they use explicit language that describes their activities. Lovers explore each other’s bodies and endeavour to keep their sex lives fresh and lively.
The characters in these stories have needs, and they play out their desires and fantasies as people have done for as long as the human race has existed.
I have been a stained glass craftsman, furniture restorer, restorer of Player Pianos and music rolls, author (eleven books so far another on the way), photographer, basketball trading card manufacturer, basketball coach, basketball player, basketball referee, part-time shop assistant, newspaper columnist, homeschool dad, husband, father, grandfather, and a few other bits and pieces, and not in this order. I have been arm wrestling depression and anxiety for the better part of twenty years and I only just worked out that I’m not going to beat either of them but I do seem to be winning. I’m fascinated by people but I prefer dogs. I’m amazed that anyone does anything. I’ve learned that being still is not ‘doing nothing’.