Bonded In Brazilby Rhiannon Ellis
A few missed loan payments, and a family of Brazilian vintners stands to lose the fruits of four generations of labor. To save the business, devoted daughter Eliana Menino strikes a deal of her own to work off the family debt in service to the man she calls demonio-devilishly handsome private investor Hale Forester. Uprooted from her childhood home in exotic Brazil to… See more details below
A few missed loan payments, and a family of Brazilian vintners stands to lose the fruits of four generations of labor. To save the business, devoted daughter Eliana Menino strikes a deal of her own to work off the family debt in service to the man she calls demonio-devilishly handsome private investor Hale Forester. Uprooted from her childhood home in exotic Brazil to work for Hale at his sprawling Napa Valley estate, Eliana soon realizes that the ruthless man who can make or break her family has a secret past ... and the power to break her heart.
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Family is everything to Eliana. When her family vineyard is threatened by foreclosure, and her dad is on his hands and knees pleading, she makes a deal with Hale Forester, the handsome man behind the loan. She'll work off the debt by working for him in his California home. Meanwhile, she has to leave her family and her homeland. While Eliana loves her father dearly, Hale wants to forget his. His life has been plagued with curses, and he lives in an old, dilapidated mansion all by himself. When Eliana breathes life into the place, she stirs desires in him he hasn't had in years. Ultimately he must make a tough decision to do the right thing and lose Eliana forever. Bonded in Brazil reminded me so much of one of my all-time favorite books: Jane Eyre. Hale is so much like Mr. Rochester, and Eliana, like Jane, must save him from himself. With beautiful imagery of lush vineyards and cold castles, the prose flows like poetry. The characters are all very easy to relate to, and the chemistry between Eliana and Hale is sizzling hot, but also runs deeper than mere attraction! Boy does Rhiannon Ellis know how to write a romance! I recommend Bonded in Brazil to anyone that enjoyed Jane Eyre, or anyone that likes a well told, steamy romance in a beautiful, romantic setting.
Eliana Menino is a very strong woman. When she learns that her father has missed a few loan payments to their investors and their family vineyard is about lost after four generations of hard grueling work she steps in to make a deal of her own. She offers to work off the debt herself in service to a man she calls "Demonio". She has never left her beautiful home in Brazil but when Hale Forester agrees to her terms she leaves her beautiful exotic home and flies to Napa Valley on Forester's private jet. It doesn't take long for Eliana to realize the Hale Forester is not the ruthless man she thought he was or that he does have the power to break her heart. Both their lives are about to change. Oh this book was so good!!! It has all the necessary elements of the perfect romance, obsession, passion, intrigue, heat, betrayal and love. The settings were superb, the characters engaging. The difference in cultures was well portrayed. It is a well written memorable story as smooth as a fine wine and yet as steamy as Eliana's home of Brazil. I was drawn in before the end of the first page and could not escape its spell until the final word. It was a story I didn't want to end so I am thrilled to learn there is a sequel coming soon!! This is a perfect beach read or the perfect book to escape into at any time of year! The sequel can not be published soon enough! Cheers Rhiannon, I loved this story!!!
In Caxias do Sul, the Brazilian Menino family is in trouble as they have failed to pay their loan. They stand to lose the Vina da Gloria vineyards that have been part of the Menino clans for four generations. Daughter Eliana Menino is willing to do almost anything to save the land as she knows losing it will destroy her father the vintner. She arranges a deal with "Demonio", her name for the investor who holds her family's IOUs. Hale Forester brings his new indentured servant to his Napa Valley estate. Her first time outside of Brazil frightens Eli, but she would go to hell for her family. However, she soon finds her heartless employer has a heart broken in his past, but what she feels for her Demonio is not pity but she fears it is unrequited love. This warm contemporary romance is an enjoyable read as Eli proves her mettle in Brazil and California. Although the story line is somewhat linear even with an unexpected twist on the loan, feisty Eli makes for a wonderful tale as the lovely Brazilian takes America to save her family's birthright from the Demonio she loves. Harriet Klausner
Bought it for a friend, and she liked it so much, I read it. I was wrong.. A great book, great characters and fantastic plot. This is a good book for boys and girls!!