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Introduction to the characters in the Touched series:
There is an annual mountain bike race close to where we live in South Africa. It’s called the Wine2Whales race because it begins in Lourensford, a lovely wine farm in Somerset West near Cape Town and ends close to Hermanus, a coastal village known for the whales that visit there from September each year. A newspaper article and a photo of a dirty, sexy cyclist was what brought Don Cavallo, the hero in Touched to the heart, to life.
I didn’t set out to write a series, but he has brothers who have joined him in his boutique hotel business and their stories begged to be told.
Dale is an architect and he is responsible for drawing up plans for new hotels, David used to be a journalist who is now responsible for the marketing of the hotels and Darryn, previously a sought-after fashion photographer, does all the photography for the brochures and website and he’s also responsible for the smooth running of all social media.
Don needs a physiotherapist during the mountain bike race and Caitlin Sutherland who has just opened her own physiotherapy rooms in Hermanus, is on duty, helping the cyclists during the race. In strolls the Cavallo brothers but it’s the oldest one, Don who has a problem with his back and once she puts her hands on him, it’s difficult to think of anything else – Touched to the heart
Zoe, one of Caitlin’s sisters, is an interior decorator. When Don becomes involved with Caitlin, he asks his brother Dale to get Zoe to do the interior decorating of their new hotel. Dale is hesitant, not only because he doesn’t trust anyone else with his plans, but also because Zoe Sutherland is way too distracting – Touched to the soul
Caitlin’s best friend Dana is trying to figure out what really happened to her dad. He was a financial planner who was taken into custody for questioning and the next thing, they were told he’d committed suicide. Ever since Don Cavallo has become a part of her best friend’s life, she keeps running into David Cavallo, one of Don’s brothers. Her bothers her but when she finds out he used to be a journalist, she knows she has to stay away from him as far as possible – Touched to the core
Hannah, Caitlin’s younger sister, is a well-known model. She met and fell for Darryn while he photographed her during a photo-shoot. They spent the night together but he was quick to believe another photographer’s lies about her and walked away from her and from the business to join his brothers hotel group. Hannah’s heart is broken and on top of that, she becomes aware that someone is out to hurt her and anyone else who is close to her. So when her sister falls for Don Cavallo and she keeps running into the guy who broke her heart, her life becomes very complicated. – Touched to the depths
The Sutherland sisters’ mother is a romance writer and is thrilled to bits about her daughters’ love lives. Suddenly she has so many ideas for new stories. Their dad walked out on them when they were little – something that has left a scar on each of them.
The Cavallo brothers are close to their parents. Their mother, Rosa, is a famous chef and has her own restaurant in Cape Town. This becomes the place where the Cavallos and the Sutherlands keep running into one another.
Touched to the Heart (Escape Press ~ July 1, 2014) ~ Goodreads
Touched to the Soul (Etopia Press ~August 6, 2015) ~ Goodreads
Touched to the Core (Etopia Press ~ November 4, 2015) ~ Goodreads
Touched to the Depths (Etopia Press ~ December 3, 2015) ~ Goodreads
Here is an excerpt for you to enjoy!
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