WELCOME - I've another gorgeous RIVA hero for you this week! I want you to meet Cale - and he's extra special because he's the FIRST of Joss Wood's fine RIVA heroes to hit the virtual bookstores! So congrats to Joss on her debut release and also a huge THANK YOU for bringing us such a hot winner! So here he is...
Name: Cale Grant
Occupation: Sports Psychologist/ TV Sports presenter, adventure racing and fitness freak.
Vital Stats: 6"2, seriously fit, ink-blue eyes, naturally sun streaked blonde hair
Celebrity Look-a-like: He's a blonde Ryan Gosling but sexier. (Can that be possible???)
White Lie or Absolute Honesty: Absolute Honesty
Order In or Dine Out: Either, as long as he doesn't have to make it! Maddie is seriously domestically challenged.
Boxers or Briefs: Boxers
Best known for:
He's a sports presenter and one of Cape Town's most eligible bachelors but Maddie remembers him best as being one half of the wild 'Grant' twins.
We’d want to date him because…
Cale is smart and funny and hot enough to melt the panties off any woman but he also has an over developed sense of responsibilty and is carrying far too much guilt over his twin brother's death. He's successful but under that tough exteriour he's vulnerable.
This is Maddie’s− who is very much a 21st century girl−reaction to him:
…and was currently ducking his calls because she wasn’t quite sure how to handle him….
Ignoring the thought that Cale wasn’t the type of man to be ‘handled’ at the best of times, Maddie told herself that she dealt with people on a daily basis…she was never at a loss for words. But Cale made her feel tongue tied and gawky…awkward. Mostly because she was pretty sure that her attraction to him was tattooed on her forehead.
If she was a dog then she’d be constantly panting….
Maddie glanced down at her skimpy towel and realised that calling him would be dangerous. She was practically naked, and she suspected that she had a good chance of ending up flat on her back if Cale saw her like this. She’d loved him as a teenager, had burned up the sheets with him—when they weren’t fighting—but she’d never experienced this soul-jumping, crotch-squirming reaction that swept over her every time he was within a hundred-foot radius of her.
Lust. So this is what it really feels like, huh? It had to be lust. What else could it possibly be? Feeling like this, she assured herself, was a very normal, natural reaction when you hadn’t had sex for more than…roughly four hundred days times four….
He’s back. He’s insanely hot. He’s absolutely the last person she should date. Maddie Shaw is a part-time bartender with a never-get-involved attitude to dating and a flair for the perfectly served drink. Yet when ex-boyfriend Cale Grant walks into her bar, a whole ten years after their massive bust-up, she’s blown away all over again by his dark chocolate voice and deep blue eyes. So, just how over him is she?
Joss Wood wrote her first book at the age of eight and has never really stopped. Her passion for putting black letters on a white screen is only matched by her love of books and travelling (especially to the wild places of Southern Africa) and, possibly, by her hatred of ironing and making school lunches.
Fueled by coffee, when she’s not writing or being a hands-on Mom, Joss, with her background in business and marketing, works for a non-profit organization to promote the local economic development and collective business interests of the area where she resides. Happily, and chaotically, surrounded by family, friends and books, she lives in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa with her husband, young children and their many pets.