02/17/2012 05:41 pm ET Updated Feb 17, 2012

Amanda Knox And New Boyfriend James Terrano Celebrate $4 Million Book Deal

After spending four years in prison, it's no surprise that Amanda Knox isn't wasting any time.

One day after announcing her $4 million book deal with Harper Collins, in which she'll give a "full and unflinching account" of her arrest and trial for the murder of Meredith Kerchner, the acquitted Knox hit the streets of her native Seattle with new boyfriend James Terrano, the Daily Mail reports.

New pictures show Knox and Terrano, both 24, holding hands and smiling as they head out for lunch.

Earlier in the day, Knox teamed up with her roommate Madison Paxton to drop of a box of donations at the Salvation Army.

Knox and Terrano have been living together in his Seattle apartment since shortly after Knox returned to America in October, the Daily Mail reported.

According to Terrano's brother, the two met each other when they were both students at the University of Washington, long before Knox's Italian ordeal.

Various media outlets, including the Telegraph, have reported that the couple is in the midst of a "trial marriage," though neither has confirmed the rumors.

Moving forward, Knox will work closely with a number of collaborators, including journalists who covered her arrest and trial, to finish her new book, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2013, the Seattle Times reports.



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