Love in the Vineyard
Tavonesi Series # 7
By: Pamela Aares
Releasing September 10th, 2015
From USA Today bestselling author Pamela Aares comes Love in the Vineyard, the seventh book in the Tavonesi family series featuring passion, mystery, and well-won love!
A one-night stand brought Natasha Raley the greatest gift of her life—her son. She wants to give him a better life than she had, but a gambling bet lands both of them in a homeless shelter. When the shelter director gives her a ticket to a masquerade ball, Natasha finds herself dancing with the most intriguing and mysterious man she’s ever met.
Adrian Tavonesi is creating a paradise on earth in Sonoma California, determined to be worthy of his vast fortune by making the world a better place. Convinced women only like him for his money and his status, he invents an anonymous relationship with the beautiful Natasha to create a dream world for both of them.
As passion flares into an all-consuming affair, the lies Adrian and Natasha have told each other threaten to ruin everything. Adrian is kind, generous, and sincere—Natasha knows he would be the ideal father for her son. But will her past and the devastating gamble she once made destroy her new world? Or will betting on the truth this time lead to the perfect, ever-lasting love?
Natasha's life hasn't been easy, the hardship in her life has built her character to be tough, resilient, and fiercely protective of her son, Taylor. She finds creative ways to survive and go around her severe dyslexia. With a last hope to get out of the desperate financial trouble, she makes a gamble, and ends up in a homeless shelter. But sometimes what might seem like the worst situation, can turn into the best thing ever happen to us.
Natasha and Taylor gets a new chance in life, a job she loves, a home of their own, and a man she could easily fall in love with.
Adrian, born to a privileged life, is determined to make a difference in the world. His generous spirit, helping heart, and desire to give a chance to those who are willing to make a difference in their lives with hard work, are some of his best qualities.
A chance meeting at a masquerade ball leads these two together, into a romance filled with passion and secrets.
Adrian's big and loud Italian family brings humor and warmth to the tale. It is obvious how much they love and care for each other. There's a conversation between Adrian and his father, that is filled with life lessons, and is one of my favorite scenes from the book.
The story has a tense, and at times dark, tone in it. Natasha has so much on her plate, but is determined to survive. She has to dig deep to find the strength to go on, when everything she built seems to come crashing down. But with resolve, and purpose, she pushes forward, opens her heart and mind to accept help, to find that there's success and happily ever after even for her.
A true modern day fairy tale, with intense romance, a big meddling family, lots of baseball, and a touch of menace to give it a little spice
~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Pamela Aares is a USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her contemporary series, The Tavonesi Series, explores the lives, loves, friendships and sizzling romances of the Tavonesi family.
Her popularity as a romance writer continues to grow with each new book release, so much so, that the Bay area author has drawn comparisons by reviewers to Nora Roberts.
Pamela Aares writes romance books that she loves reading, particularly those that entertain, transport and inspire dreams while captivating and tugging at the heart. She takes her readers on a journey with complex characters in both contemporary and historical settings who are thrown in situations that tempt love, adventure and self-discovery.
Before becoming a romance author, Aares wrote and produced award-winning films including Your Water, Your Life, featuring actress Susan Sarandon and NPR series New Voices, The Powers of the Universe and The Earth’s Imagination.
If not behind her computer, you can probably find her reading a romance novel, hiking the beach or savoring life with friends. You can visit Pamela on the web at http://www.PamelaAares.com.
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