Secrets of Bella Terra by Christina Dodd
Signet • $7.99 • ISBN 9780451413093
on sale August 2, 2011
Trisha and I are gearing up to attend the RWA conference, and what better way to prepare than by diving into some romance novels? First up: family secrets + a long ago romance rekindled (or not) + seduction + betrayal. If that sounds like your kind of summer reading, I think you’ll enjoy bestselling author Christina Dodd’s first book in the new Scarlet Deception series.
Secrets of Bella Terra opens with a bang. Matriarch Sarah is attacked at home on her family’s vineyard. Sarah’s three grandsons come home to track down the perp, and one of them, Rafe, is drawn to an old flame . . .
Brooke had known the Di Luca brothers since she’d arrived in Bella Terra. They were all extraordinary, all handsome, all so wounded by their careless actor father and his various wives that Brooke knew Sarah despaired that any of them would marry and give her the great-grandchildren she craved.
But although Brooke was friends with Noah and Eli, it was Rafe she understood. It was Rafe with whom she bonded.
She didn’t want to.
They just had so much in common: crummy fathers and enough childhood trauma that they had made it to adulthood only because they had found each other.
Then they had lost each other . . . found each other . . . lost each other . . .
Their relationship had been a boomerang of exhilarating highs and ghastly lows, and looking back, all she could do was shake her head at her youthful self.
Yet at times like these, as they sat side by side on the factory-original Mustang sport seats . . . she still knew Rafe Di Luca better than any person on earth.
Are you interested in watching this romance develop? Will you pick up Secrets of Bella Terra in August?
What are you reading today?