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Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Ever After), 190 Pages (June 28th, 2012)
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NOTE: This is an adult title intended for readers 18 years and older.
Synopsis: Before Tessa met Royal Andreas, her bookstore was on the verge of sinking. And before Tessa met Royal Andreas, she didn't mind being single. But Royal brings in business with monthly wine tastings featuring his family's signature vintages--and brings Tessa's heart to a standstill with intense gray eyes that look on her with nothing but cool indifference.
Yet one searing kiss between the stacks gives Tessa a glimpse of the passion smoldering beneath--and a secret pain further revealed when Royal fills in as the musician at a tasting event. Every note of Spanish guitar tells a story of family tragedy, loss, and ongoing suffering that's made Royal afraid to lean on anyone...even if he needs Tessa's sweet flavor more than the richest wine. Only her strength can save him when his world crumbles to ashes. But has Royal learned trust too late to claim Tessa as his own?
HERO: Royal James Andreas III
Age: 32 yrs
Body: 6'2, 200lbs, muscular
Hair: Dark brown, shoulder length-wears in a ponytail
Family: Eldest of six sons.
Parents: Married, Royal James Andreas II and Shelby Andreas
Job Title: Head of Andreas Winery, Long Island, NY
Prized Object: His grandfather's Spanish Guitar
How Does He Dress: Dress shirt and slacks, dark colors--no tie, in the winery...Carhartt pants and t-shirts
Most enduring trait: loyalty
Most annoying trait: thinks he knows what's best for everyone
HEROINE: Tessa Winter
Body: 5'3, 120lbs, slim, dancer's body
Hair: Red, long and curly-tends to wear it up so Royal has to take it down (of course)
Family: Middle of three. One older sister, Lana & one younger brother, Blake
Parents: Married - Paul and Marybeth Winter
Job title: owner of As You Wish bookstore in SoHo, NY
Prized object: Carving with a quote from The Princess Bride on it made by her best friend, Mercy.
How Does She Dress: bohemian flair - boots, corduroy skirts and sweaters
Most enduring trait: stubborn
Most annoying trait: can be pushy
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Taryn, thanks for sharing the character bio's in today's tour post. Looking forward to reading the book even more!