I'm jumping the gun with this one, because the novel isn't even written. But I find these so damn hard that I'm determined to have the query and synopsis written first this time around. Any thoughts welcome. Character names changed. Dear Anne A Gent When Steve Jones is forced by a family bereavement to spend a fortnight with his estranged brother Dave, he expects it to be awkward. He doesn’t expect his new sister-in-law to be The One Who Got Away. Six years ago he spent a single evening with vivacious, beautiful Sarah, and she changed his life. He was about to become a hotshot Harley Street doctor, the ticket to his upwardly-mobile parents’ dreams, but she persuaded him to give it all up and pursue his dream – caring for flea-bitten stray animals in Greece. Cast out and cut off from the family, he had no idea that Dave had snared the love of Steve’s life, until he meets her as his sister-in-law. The attraction is still there, but it’s too late for Steve and Sarah. She’s expecting his brother’s baby, and he has a girlfriend waiting for him in Greece. He’s preparing to go back until he uncovers the rot under the veneer of their relationship. Dave, always selfish and prickly, has become an abuser. Sarah is too manipulated by him to see it, and determined that her baby will be raised by its real father – unlike her. But Julian catches glimpses of the passionate, life-loving woman he knew, underneath the timid surface, and knows she’s straining to escape. If Dave finds out that Steve’s trying to persuade Sarah to leave, he’ll make sure he doesn’t see a penny of the inheritance he needs to save his animal sanctuary. She doesn’t even want to be saved, and now Steve’s girlfriend has revealed she’s pregnant, the choice is tearing him apart. Can he risk everything to save the woman he loves and if he tries, will she come? AMAZING TITLE is an xx,xxx word contemporary romance.