Nick White battles through poverty and a one way love affair to become a millionaire, only to realize that he is alone and his life is still completely empty. Then Hurricane Sandy hits and he saves the life of a little girl, Laney, who loses her mother. Feeling responsible for the child's welfare, he invites Laney and her new guardian Tess, into his home, and experiences an unforgettable summer filled with joy, fun--and a little girl who saves the life of her terminally ill friend in a way that you will never forget.
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***** funny and heartbreaking love story
By Abigail Van Nuyson
I don't think I've ever read a more entertaining, funny and heartbreaking love story. This is unlike any romance story you have ever read before and the pace is so fast and entertaining that once I started, I had to finish--and even my boyfriend enjoyed it as much as I did! The first half of the story is about Nick, a grad student who is seduced into loving and marrying a rich coed, but is crushed by what happens a year later. Alone and nearly broke, he remembers the words of his football coach, "It's not how many times you get knocked down, it's how many times you get up!" and by sheer luck he closes his first big deal on his way to becoming a very rich, but terribly lonely man. Then Hurricane Sandy strikes and again by sheer luck he is in the right place at the right time to save the life of Laney, a little girl who is trapped under the wreckage of her house. Alone, and feeling that he is somehow responsible for this little girl, who has also lost her mother, he invites Laney and her new mother, Tess into his home and the rest of the summer is a rollercoaster of laughs, love and fun--until the very ending, which I never saw coming and I guarantee will leave you in tears.
About the author:
Dennis James Browne graduated with honors with a 3.9 out of a 4.0 grade point average from the University of Wisconsin, where he was also a professor. Before finishing his doctorate, he left the academic world and became a stock broker and financial advisor. While analyzing limited partnerships, Mr. Browne became the founder a major surety bond in lieu of letters of credit program, which became one of the major financing sources for limited partnership notes. Mr. Brown then formed CPA II Financial Services, Inc., an investment banking boutique which became an exclusive agent for this program. CPA II financed over $1 billion in various real estate, oil & gas, thoroughbred and other projects under this program.
In addition to the above businesses, Mr. Browne has written a biography of his daughter, Tara, who passed away at the age of twenty-three, and several novels which appear at the website, dennisjamesbrowne.com, and he is also the inventor of the world's most compact life vest, the patented Swimmer's Safety Belt™ and The CO2 Safety Inflator™.
Mr. Browne is presently a college professor in New Jersey.