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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spot Light Author Kate Hofman ~~Amadeo's Love Affair

Amadeo, Conte di Sant'Angelo, has met Heidelinde Müller, an advertising designer, on a ski trip. He wants to know this fascinating woman better. Their friendship grows, despite interference from their mothers and persistent old flames.

When a trip to his villa ends badly, he whisks her to the warm sands of Ocean Breeze, Florida.

Pushed to the limit, they enter a sham engagement.

Can he persuade her that he wants the engagement to be 'real'? Will they be able to overcome the obstacles that are being thrown in their path to happiness?

AFFAIR – Excerpt #2

Amadeo smiled. "Jeff Harcourt and Tom Fredericks own the St.George Art Gallery downtown. They are a married gay couple, great fun. And they have exceptional artists working for their gallery." He decided to explain a bit more.
"I am friends with both Tom and Jeff. Let me warn you that Tom is at times a bit outré—he’s older than Jeff by some fifteen, twenty years, I would guess, but is fighting a valiant rearguard action to appear younger than he is—I guess he must be a bit over fifty, but you’d never know it. He’s a tawny redhead, who gets a light tan from Electric Beach, never risks the actual sun."

"Electric beach?"

Amadeo explained, "He goes to a tanning salon." He interrupted himself. "Well, you’ll soon see. When we’ve finished our walk we’ll drive over to the gallery. Tom will declare a coffee break and do his best to find out exactly what the situation is between us." He grinned. "I have no intention of telling him anything. It’s much more fun watching him ask clever questions trying to find out."

"You’ve piqued my curiosity."

"Glad I was able to pique something— The way you flew out of bed this morning I was beginning to wonder whether you thought you had exhausted my possibilities."

"As if."

Amadeo caught Heidelinde’s hand and pulled her a bit closer. "Had enough walking for the moment?" he breathed. When she nodded, he went on, "Then let’s get back, have a leisurely shower, and take our time getting dressed for an art gallery visit."

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