Valentine's Dinner?

Valentine's Dinner?

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Michael Walsh By ZonderZorg Completed

Set in an environment of extreme wealth in contemporary London, this is a story of tender new love trying to flourish while a tragic past conspires to destroy. As Valentine's Day approaches, two lonely people begin breaking out of their social shells.

Valerie has been celibate since she was drugged and raped, and she now concentrates on three things; running her corporate empire, guiding her inquisitive daughter through puberty, and volunteering in the community. 

Lorne is still grieving a fiancée who died years before, but when he meets Valerie in a charity soup kitchen, his dormant desires stir. Unaware of her identity, he takes a bold step and invites her to Valentine's Day dinner.

Their relationship escalates with blinding speed and all the comforts of a billionaire lifestyle, but the bliss is interrupted when pornographic photos of Valerie flood the internet. She wants to crawl back into her shell. What does Lorne want?_____________________________________________________________________________________
I portray the wealthy lifestyle and all its appurtenances through experience, having made my first million in the 1980s when that small amount could still buy something.