(A Rinaldi Romance Part 7)
Release Date November 21, 2014
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.
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 Gianni from her. Can he save his 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.