I rarely write about people who are rich or famous. I love to write about ordinary people, but once in a while, a wealthy character pops into my head and refuses to be ignored. Katherine put her foot down and told me I had to write her story.
Being famous wasn’t always easy for Katherine. When she’s on stage, she’s someone else, complete with a new name and look. But Katherine is just an ordinary person. Someone who needs people in her corner. People like Dillon and the rest of his family.
Excerpt from Walk Of Fame
The vineyard had a buzz that was different from the night before. A steady hum that usually only came with lots of people. Fear welled up inside her knowing she’d been found out. Laughter rang out from nearby. Too near.
Katherine needed to get away.
“Katherine!” a voice said in the distance.
She turned and saw someone waving to her. Andie. Dillon’s sister. The woman who told her she could stay at his house.
And she called her Katherine.
Katherine walked closer, knowing she could get information out of Andie and be gone before anyone knew she was there.
“Are you joining a tour?” Andie asked.
“Yeah. I figured Dillon would have mentioned it. We’re offering tours through the vineyard today. We’ve never done it before. Kristen thought it would be different to show visitors what the grapes look like on the vine and be able to taste them right out here in the field. It’s going well so far.”
“Oh, tour! Yeah, he mentioned it. I completely forgot though. It’s really noisy out here today.”
Andie chuckled. “Yeah, people are having fun. We didn’t expect the crowds we’re getting, but it’s been great for us. Kristen estimated each tour would be about fifteen people, but they’re closer to thirty. It’s been a busy morning.”
“That makes sense,” Katherine said, almost to herself.
“Why don’t you wait here with me and join the next tour. It should be here soon.”
Katherine nodded. “I think I will. Thanks. I was heading that way anyway. Thought I might catch Dillon.”
Andie grinned. “I knew you two would get along. Sorry for kind of tricking you, though. He was pretty pissed off at me about that.”
Katherine shook her head. “It’s fine. I certainly didn’t expect to find someone else there, but Dillon is a very considerate host.”
“My big brother definitely has his good points. Has he cooked for you yet? He’s a really good cook.”
“Andie, are you trying to hook us up?”
She shook her head. “You two already did that.”
“But you didn’t know that when I got here.”
Andie sighed. “No, I didn’t. Dillon needs to chill out some. He’s wound pretty tight and we all worry about him. He needs to get laid.”
Katherine choked out a laugh. If Andie only knew just how much Dillon got laid a few nights ago, she wouldn’t worry so much about her brother. Plus, he was clearly very skilled, which meant he wasn’t a novice when it came to women.
Katherine started to respond, but voices grew louder, approaching them. She turned and saw a very attractive guy leading the way straight toward her.
Andie laughed and leaned in. “That’s my brother, Sean. This will be the perfect tour for you to join.”
Katherine wasn’t sure what she meant by that, and wasn’t sure she wanted to know.