Omnific Character Smackdown
Character Name: Xavier Cane
Personality Type: Brooding and Broken
Author: Justine Dell
Book Title: Recaptured Dreams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author Website: www.justine-dell.blogspot.com
Ten years, the Atlantic Ocean, and several rungs in society have kept Xavier Cain from having Sophia Montel. Now twenty-seven, he’s spent his entire adult life building a fashion empire that could finally prove his worth to her family. When fate reunites him with Sophia at London’s premiere fashion show, one problem lodges in Xavier’s path: Sophia doesn’t remember him.
The only obstacle that has kept Sophia from Xavier is a horrific car crash that erased her memory at seventeen. She’s spent the last ten years fighting to reclaim a sliver of her past that her mother refuses to help her remember. When Sophia meets Xavier at the London show, however, all her fantasies come to life in one night of passion. Discovering he is the missing link, she is determined to find all the pieces to their love story and her memory.
Xavier wants forever. Sophia wants her memory. If they take this chance, they’ll have to start over. How far are they willing to go get what they want? And when the past catches up to them, can they handle the truths it has hidden?
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Xavier stomped backstage behind his brother. He raked his hand through his hair, unable to believe he’d let her walk away.
His Sophia. He’d thought of her, dreamed of her, and prayed for her for the last ten years. And there she’d been, as if in answer to his prayers. He hadn’t seen her in a decade. And the small bit of a kiss he’d given her had only sparked his longing for her more. The girl he’d spent countless hours looking for was right there in London, waiting for him. She’d trembled in his arms. Silent yearning had been clear on her face, and all he’d wanted to do was sweep her up, tuck her into a limo, and drive away.
“Tell me again why you couldn’t handle this, Bryant?” Xavier ground out as they rounded the backstage corner.
Bryant cocked a grin. “You’re the boss, bro. You get all twitchy when things don’t go as planned. You always have your hands in the middle of it.”
Xavier suppressed a growl. He wanted his hands on Sophia, not cleaning up a fashion show mess. “I could’ve done without any hassles tonight. I was busy.”
They stopped in front of their storage room. Bryant slid open the door, and they stepped inside.
“Yeah, you looked busy.” Bryant walked over to a rack in the corner. In meticulous fashion, he plucked clothes from it and put them into over-sized luggage cases. “But in case you forgot, we’ve got things to do here.”
“I didn’t forget. I was doing something elsevery important.” Xavier dug his phone out of his pocket and sent a message to Diana and Marcus, whose problems were insignificant at the moment.
“The sassy raven-haired beauty is important? Figures.”
Xavier jerked some clothes off the rack and flung them into the cases. Keeping them neat wasn’t priority number one. Finishing quickly was. “It was Sophia.”
Bryant stopped packing. He gave a twisted smile. “The Sophia?”
Xavier’s nod was quick.
Bryant scratched his head. “You’re trying to tell me that some random chick at a London fashion show is the same girl you’ve been trying to hunt down all these years? The same girl you thought you knocked up before she vanished?”
“Her parents took her away,” Xavier corrected firmly. “Sophia wanted to stay with me.”
“Whatever.” Bryant started working again. “So we come here and bam! There she is. Well,good for you. Just don’t get all distracted andgoogly-eyed while we’re trying to work. Besides, how do you know it’s her? I mean, ten years is a long time.”
“Bryant, it was her.” Xavier dropped another load of clothes in the case as he stared at his brother. “I’ve never been more certain of anything in my whole life. And I’d appreciate it if you weren’t so smug about it.”
“Sorry. It’s been a long damn night. I didn’t mean to snap at you.”
He patted Xavier on the shoulder. “I know she meant a lot to you, and I’m sorry I had to drag you away from her. If I had known who she was, I wouldn’t have.”
“It’s all right.” He tucked the last of the clothes into a case. “After all, I created this fashion line to remind me of her. It’s only right to take care of it before I see her again at the after-party.”
A smile curled the corner of Xavier’s mouth. “You didn’t think I would let her walk out of my arms without knowing I would see her again soon, did you?”
Bryant shrugged. “Well, no. I guess not. What are you going to do now?”
The lid of the case slammed shut, and Xavier jerked his vibrating phone back out of his pocket. “Well, as soon as I get these fires extinguished, I’m going to go start one with her.”
Bryant laughed. “After this long, that’ll be one hell of a raging inferno.”
“I hope so.”
Character Casting Photo:
Xavier Cain is from New York. At 27 he has become an uber popular (and rich) fashion designer. His inspiration—and his drive—came from one place: the woman he met when he was 17 and has thought about every day since.
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