Amazon sending me emails recommending pulp romances when I've never bought any such books in that genre (honestly)
After her divorce from her adulterous husband Clare wanted a strong man who would not be put off by her fondness for her pet dog, Buster, and one she could rely on. She found a rugged, ripped, handsome caring and loving sensitive fireman Griff with a passion for golden retrievers who seemed her perfect match, but her closest friend warned her he had dark secrets.
Yeah, that's the sort book a male sci-fi lefty, nerdy would want to read.
Forgot to mention that Clare's beau Griff, also volunteers in dog shelters and has a long term ambition to be a vet. He's also estranged from his multi billionaire father who wants to bring him into the real estate business which is about to foreclose on an dog care charity. Will Griff take a partnership with his father or help Clare convince his old man to care about the true worthwhile things in life?
Griff was a one night stand, love em and leave em type in his teens and twenties. But Clare's changed all that. This is true love for him and he doesn't want to lose her.
"So Griff", said Maxell, Griff's father, "Griff, so this Clare, she's your latest squeeze?"
Griff, "Not a squeeze, I'm in love"
Maxwell, "like you were with Candy, Blake, Tiffany, Samantha, that eco hippy Louz or whatever she called herself? Didn't Sam dump you when she found you screwing that batshit crazy hippy Louz?
Didn't you cheat on your hippy for that cheerleader model Brandi?
Griff, father, I was a different man, I hate that guy, I've changed, Clare's my love now!
Maxwell: Yeah, yeah, you're enjoying your being a working class hero fireman with your divorced squeeze. A fireman's salary gonna keep you happy forever? She gonna keep you happy when her looks fade? You'll wake up at 40 and it will all be too late!
Griff: she is goddammit, I want to spend my life with her!
Maxwell: You said the same thing about the others. I want you to join the business, you're not getting any younger, I want a legacy, I want this to go to you, my only son. Forget this Clare, she's damaged goods!