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Blake lost a leg in a roadside explosion in Iraq where he was serving with the British armed forces.

Blake lost a leg in a roadside explosion in Iraq where he was serving with the British armed forces.

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Blake's widebeam canal boat he renovated from a shell to a luxurious home afloat.

Blake's widebeam canal boat he renovated from a shell to a luxurious home afloat.

The London Eye by night - the glamorous finale to the book where, during a charity gala, Blake and Ava declare their love!

The London Eye by night - the glamorous finale to the book where, during a charity gala, Blake and Ava declare their love!

This is Blake. He's pulled his life together since the explosion that claimed his leg. He and his brother have a building company catering to the high-end market and although he works in design and project management, his first love is working with wood.

This is Blake. He's pulled his life together since the explosion that claimed his leg. He and his brother have a building company catering to the high-end market and although he works in design and project management, his first love is working with wood.

This is Ava. She's one of Britian's top catwalk models and all round IT girl.  The press nick-named her Keep-Out-Kelly because of her haughty smile.   She's 27 now and feeling the pressure of her advanced years in an industry that celebrates youth.

This is Ava. She's one of Britian's top catwalk models and all round IT girl. The press nick-named her Keep-Out-Kelly because of her haughty smile. She's 27 now and feeling the pressure of her advanced years in an industry that celebrates youth.

This is Ava's renovated terrace house in Hamstead Village in London

This is Ava's renovated terrace house in Hamstead Village in London

Blake's home is a canal boat moored at a permanent site on London's Regent Canal.

Blake's home is a canal boat moored at a permanent site on London's Regent Canal.