Title: Lush, Bold, and Beautiful
Author: Jane Kent
Cover Artist: Elaina Lee
Publisher: Whispers Publishing
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If life were a television series then Gabriel Benton’s life has suddenly become an episode in the class Twilight Zone…where nothing is as he thought it was…
When Gabe returns home to his family’s Niagara Pennisula vineyard after close to ten years in Europe for the funeral of the father he’s only recently reconciled with, there is more than one shock waiting for him. This first is that his father has not cut him out of his will as Gabe had always supposed. Instead, Gabe is now a co-owner of the Stone Crock and Oak Barrel Winery with his mother…and his ex-wife, Ayanna. And second, Ayanna is though of and treated as a daughter by his mother, and she and her sister have been living with his parents for nearly a decade. Third, sometime between trying to poison him, figuratively if not literally, with her cooking during the brief marriage and Gabe’s return to Canada, his ex-wife has become the highly-regarded chef of the winery’s onsite restaurant.
And life has a few more surprises in store for Gabe, not the least of which is being blind-sided by the unexpected sexual attraction he still feels every time he’s in the same room with Ayanna. It doesn’t take a relationship counselor to tell him what he already knows. Ayanna would throw herself into the Niagara Gorge or, more likely, push him over Niagara Falls, before letting him anywhere near her body-or heart-ever again. She has every reason to hate the cheating, thrill-seeking, vice-addicted bad boy he’d once been.
So exactly how, in the name of Dionysus, the god of wine, ritual madness, and ecstasy, is he supposed to make this partnership work?