Leah's Seduction Part 7
(A Rinaldi Romance)
by Emily Jane Trent
Gianni Rinaldi was introduced in the Touched By You series, the endearing romance of Tanner and Natalie.
Gianni was the owner of GR Showroom, and showcased Natalie’s fashions. He was a source of jealousy for Tanner, although his relationship with Natalie was strictly professional in the Touched By You series. But he was deeply involved in his own romance, which you can now read about in “Leah’s Seduction.”
The story unfolds over a series of novellas. Each is an episode in the ongoing tale of seduction into the secrets of the fashion industry, and the temptations of love.
When Gianni and Leah return from a romantic trip to Rio their life explodes.
A lawsuit is suddenly hanging over Gianni’s head, and it may rip them apart. He cannot protect Leah from the onslaught of publicity. Their relationship intensifies, bringing them closer during the stressful time. Then just as everything hangs in the balance, Leah is in tears over Gianni.
Leah is swept away to romantic Rio, and is more hopeful about their relationship. Back in New York new circumstances strike fear in her heart, but she hesitates to tell Gianni. When attacks are directed at him, Leah is by his side. Yet just when she feels safe, Leah makes a discovery that rips them apart.
Can Gianni save the relationship with Leah?
"Lately, I have seen Gianni looking at me differently. It’s as though he wants to say something, but doesn’t. I cannot figure it out. I don’t know if I will be able to understand Gianni, no matter how hard I try. He remains a mystery.
Despite our closeness, he is still emotionally distant. He has told me that he feels responsible for me. For my pleasure, my safety, and so much more. To be strong, Gianni must feel that he has to bury his own emotion. Would it weaken him if he felt love?
That is hard to envision. I think love makes you stronger. But as a man, Gianni may view it another way. He may see being in love as a weakness. I certainly hope not, because my dream is for him to love me. Truly love me.
Gianni takes Leah dancing in one of the most romantic cities in the world. He feels closer to her in Rio than he has before. Yet he has no time to work out his feelings. A legal matter demands his attention and may ruin the relationship he values most. Then Leah uncovers a secret that may take her from him."
Gianni and Leah continue their love affair without commitments. Gianni feels content to continue as they are. Suits him fine to maintain the status quo ... but is this the right path for Leah?
Leah still is looking for a unique commitment from Gianni. A promise of exclusivity and perhaps a future with more? In the meantime, they travel and enjoy each other. Their trip to Rio is memorable, with Gianni being the seductive lover Leah is in love with.
Here is when things start to heat up. I knew Ava would not sit by and let Gianni be happy with another woman. Let's face it, she fell for him to the point of attempting suicide to try and get him to commit to her. A woman scorned... remember that adage? Beware Gianni, Ava is coming for you. Personally, I think Leah is in danger. Think about it. If Ava is not able to secure Gianni's commitment now, who is she going to blame?
And just when you think what else could go wrong, something does. Don't worry, no spoilers here. I want to go through this installment and comment in your reviews. Ha, ha, ha... (evil laugh) never keep a secret from someone you care for because you will always be found out!
Emily Jane Trent has become one of my most favorite authors. She weaves a great story and as you are reading it you do not realize how deeply involved you become. This is the seventh installment of ten. I cannot wait for the next one to see how far Ava will take this obsession! I am into this hook, line and sinker!
Emily Jane Trent is a true romantic at heart. She writes steamy romantic stories about characters you'll get to know and love. If you like a love story with sex scenes that sizzle and a story that involves you both intellectually and emotionally, you'll find her books are for you.