After losing her mother to cancer, Gabrielle swears off love. Because loving hurts too much when things go wrong. Then, she travels to Africa to meet her father - a man whose existence she was oblivious to. Before long, there is also a baby sister to look after, and intuitively she knows that she needs to protect her. Promptly, there is another tragedy, and more than ever, Gabrielle realizes how wise she is to lock away her heart. But that was before she met Jonathan Knight, a man who amuses and confuses her, and Paul, his best friend, who is just as smart and funny. Through an unfortunate sequence of events, she finds herself in a troublesome situation, but being who she is, she tries to handle it alone, unwittingly sinking into a morass of danger. A solution comes in the form of Paul, who makes a harebrained suggestion, which Jonathan - for reasons of his own - grabs and presents her with the providential arrangement. Instinctively, she declines the proposal, but Jonathan is persuasive and paints a wonderful picture of security. She accepts out of need, but soon, Jonathan’s ulterior motives unravel, and nothing is as it should be. But she can’t disclose the truth, for her secret could undo the safe future she is trying to create for her little sister.
|Publisher:||RockHill Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)|
About the Author
Raised in a culture where meddling is seen as 'caring', she became a spectator of human nature. Quiet and shy, she preferred recording conduct rather than participating in what she calls familial mass hysteria, and so built a treasure-trove of relationship observations from which she eventually drew backgrounds for the characters in her romantic novels.
She studied Interior Design, but soon felt the pull of her dormant talent and turned to Creative Writing, as she realised the significance of those note books packed with ideas. She soon followed it with Scriptwriting.
Set in faraway and exotic places, Athina's epic romantic work takes her characters on voyages of self-discovery while dealing with catastrophic love lives and an imperfect world.
A stint as a high school English teacher polished her skills. However, she has recently vacated the position to concentrate on her professional goals of writing, editing and proofreading. Athina has joined RockHill Publishing LLC as the Editor-in-Chief and author.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Athina Paris writes grand romances, Love & Madness was such a novel and Knight Kisses, her follow up work is of the same caliber. She starts off with a young girl Gabrielle who is tossed into a tumultuous situation when her mother dies suddenly of cancer. She is sent to South Africa to live with the father she believed was dead. It is anything but a happy family reunion as her father turns out to be nefarious. A small inheritance, a baby sister, and Jonathan Knight interest in her soon complicates her life. Gabrielle finds that secrets are a family trait, you can say it is in her DNA. She lies about her kid sister and others jumps to conclusions which builds a web of deception. Her father’s associates contributes to her need for clandestineness. But secrets have a way of making themselves known. Athina has a very unique way of building her romances to the evitable HEA. Her story plots and characters will keeping you guessing and entertained to the last page. She is a masterful storyteller who romances don’t necessarily read like your ordinary romances. You will fall in love with her characters, her stories, and her.