Paul Tate is the son of Gabrielle Landry and Octavius Tate and the adopted son of a frigid Glady's Tate. Paul is also the half brother of Ruby Landry and Giselle Dumas. Paul appears in all 5 Landry series books. He was Ruby's high school sweetheart but when Ruby later found out that Paul's father had an affair with her mother and they were sister and brother, she ended their relationship and took off to New Orleans.