My name is Genevieve Banks, but my close friends call me Gennie. I’m a rich and famous actress. I know that sounds pretentious, but it’s actually true. My mother lives with me in our home in Malibu, but right now I’m in River Valley where I’ve been filming my latest project.
What is your role in the story?
I’m the main character and only POV. This is the story of what happened to me when I was fifteen years old and how it still haunts me today.
What is your favorite hobby?
What challenge are you trying to overcome?
I was sexually assaulted when I was fifteen. Because of this, I haven’t been able to have an intimate relationship with a man. I want to overcome it, so that I can be with Stefan. I just don’t know how.
If you could make one wish, what would you wish for?
To be normal.
Author: Tess Thompson
Genre: Romantic Supsense
Genevieve Banks is beautiful and successful – and one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses.
While filming opposite Hollywood’s heartthrob Stefan Spencer in River Valley, Genevieve and Stefan form a deep friendship. He wants to take their relationship to the next level, but a violent incident from Genevieve’s past has made her feel intimacy is an impossibility.
When her closely guarded secret is revealed, Genevieve is forced into a decision: Stay silent and let others suffer or bravely confront her violent past and the man who hurt her.
In this fourth installment of the bestselling River Valley Series, author Tess Thompson explores themes of community, friendship and love.
Tess Thompson is a bestselling novelist of romantic suspense. She’s also a Zumba dancing queen, though the wearing of the crown is reserved for invitation-only appearances. Recently she’s participated in obstacle course races, the hardest of which was the Spartan Beast in Sun Peaks, British Columbia. It was an awful experience that will soon be included in a novel. There was running. And climbing a mountain. And obstacles, like walls and crawling under barbed wire. She is not the running or obstacle queen.
Like her characters in the River Valley Collection, Tess hails from a small town in southern Oregon, and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.
She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids, three of whom are teenagers, and five cats. Pray for her.
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