The man with the child in his eyes
The story I've finished:
A tough, middle-aged, bodyguard, Pierre, is employed to look after Samantha, a middle-aged
recluse rock star. Some one is out to kill her; this person has already killed her husband and her baby, whilst after her
ten years ago. Pierre hates Samantha with a passion, he always has done, she is nothing but a Diva in his eyes. She swears
like a trouper, smokes, and gets stroppy, she is a controversial wild-child, or rather, she was when she was in the limelight.
She is also everything that Pierre has ever hated in a woman, the total opposite of what he does actually like in females.
Pierre is tactless and gruff, he's middle-aged and lonely, he opens his mouth before he thinks and always puts both his
big feet straight into it. He is a control freak and a perfectionist in the things he does, he is also an introverted snob.
He is tough and has only ever given his heart to one woman, that was thirty years ago. The only people who ever see his softer
side are his two small nephews.
Samantha is on the run and in hiding, but she puts her head in the sand by pretending that bad things aren't happening;
if she doesn't think about them, they ain't going on. She is also very sensitive, but she hides it under a tough, stubborn
exterior and a wicked sense of humour. Although she has been suffering a mild depression since the death of her baby and husband,
she is very strong mentally when she has to be, she won't let anyone fool her.
The two of them are put together through the present situation and have lots of arguments, and plenty of stand-offs ensue
for the first few days. Then Pierre accidentally hurts Samantha and then finds out some very surprising and horrifying things
to do with Samantha's past. There are things that he wants to put right for her; he is going to see her get real justice this
time round, and will make this his last bodyguard job.
He likes Samantha’s strength of mind underneath her childlike
ways, and he loves her sense of humour, he begins to fall in love with the person he once despised with a passion; but someone
like her could never want someone like him, could she.
Samantha is insecure, fragile and psychologically damaged, but her
humour, determination, and fight to have a life once again, makes her see things differently than what she has done over the
last ten years. She likes Pierre a lot too, he makes her feel safe, she respects him, and he actually makes her feel happy
for the first time in ten years. But she doesn't realise just how much she does like him... until it's nearly too late.
A crime to love
In this one: which I actually started in 2004, but have yet to finish...
A top French Policeman, Antoine, starts a passionate love affair with a woman, Ellie, whom was brought
in for questioning from a strip-joint bust. She is one of the strippers. They both soon realize that they have a very strong
sexual chemistry with one another, within days they are in love as well as in lust.
After around six months the Policeman’s wife catches on; She’s a very cold woman, inside and outside
of the bedroom, but she wants to keep her husband — so she devises a cunning plan to separate the two lovers, one which
she knows will make her husband stay with her.
Her plan works for a while, he will stay because he loves his children.
The wife makes him move hundreds of miles away and forces him into a boring new job in a village police station; she then
does something to make her husband hate her. He finally ups and leaves her.
He doesn’t know where his lover is and he falls into bad company with an old friend from university and helps
to plan a major crime. Little does Antoine know, but his old university friend is also wanted around Northern Africa
and many parts of Europe for some very violent and horrific crimes.
He eventually meets up with his ex-lover Ellie and finds out that he is a father to her little girl, which he didn't
know existed and they start all over again.
They eventually get parted again, this time it is by something terrible and beyond their control.