Every now and then, a book comes along that tears you apart and slowly page by page puts you back together. This is what happened to me while reading Beneath the Vine. Nothing could prepare me for the emotional roller coaster Lillian put me on. From the very first page, to the last word I was captivated, enthralled and utterly destroyed, but I don’t regret a moment.
This book was beautifully written. The emotion that captured me was all consuming and I can’t even begin to explain how much the characters twined themselves around my heart and mind while reading this.
Selene, a fiercely independent, but naturally submissive girl is a talented cellist. She’s not looking for love, a relationship or anything remotely to do with love, when Bennett Monterosso walks into her life. She’s taken on a whirlwind of emotion by this incredibly sexy, successful man and against her better judgement gets herself involved in something she is powerless to stop.
Bennett is a collector, he’s used to have things in life that are pure luxury. When he sets his sights on Selene, there is no stopping him from getting her. The exquisite chemistry between them is apparent on their first meeting when things take on more than they both bargained for. But Bennett isn’t all that he seems. He has secrets he’s hiding and we all know that when secrets come out, nothing good can come of them… Or can it?
Gage, let me start by saying that I am #TeamGage all the way! He is dark, alluring, and just plain decadent! Once he sees Selene performing at the Monterosso Winery there is nothing that can stand in his way to stop him having her. His best friend Bennett and him hold a fascination for this alluring beauty, and they cannot stop themselves when she weaves her way into their hearts and minds. Although Gage knows he can never fall in love with Selene. She isn’t his… Or is she?
Hearts are torn, feelings are ignited, bodies are tangled. But at what price? This book will leave you wanting more. There is nothing conventional about this story, but it’s one that will leave you with a book hangover for days after.
Lillian, thank you for your beautiful words, I am so glad that you published this, because everyone should be captivated by this incredible story! If I could rate it more than 5 stars I would, because it’s pure magic on paper!