For Trey DeLuca, the idea of settling down was entirely unsettling. As VP of sales for his family's wine company, he's never in any one city--or with any one woman--for long, which is how he likes it. But when family obligations keep him temporarily grounded in his hometown, he finds the perfect distraction.Read more...
For Trey DeLuca, the idea of settling down was entirely unsettling. As VP of sales for his family's wine company, he's never in any one city--or with any one woman--for long, which is how he likes it. But when family obligations keep him temporarily grounded in his hometown, he finds the perfect distraction. She's sweet, gorgeous, and sexy as hell...only her life screams commitment.
Between raising her son and struggling to keep her dance school afloat, Sara Reed has her hands full. Dance students she needs--a steamy tangled-sheets cha-cha with a self-admitted commitment-phobe? Not going to happen. But sparks fly as the town prepares for a big Valentine's Day gala, and Trey strikes a deal with Sara...he'll "manny-up" and watch her son in exchange for ballroom lessons.
With love quickstepping ever closer, Sara needs to teach this playboy some new steps or risk losing him--and her heart--forever.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-11-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Romance readers who aren’t put off by good-humored but overly broad gender stereotypes will enjoy the Valentine’s Day mating dance in Adair’s fourth St. Helena Vineyard contemporary (after Autumn in the Vineyard). Playboy vintner Trey DeLuca reluctantly answers his family’s calls to return to their small California town and escort his grandmother to the annual Winter Garden Gala—an event he has avoided since his parents’ tragic deaths. Widowed single mother Sara Reed, a dance studio owner, is drawn to Trey from the moment their vehicles collide in a parking lot. Sara and Trey engage in a complicated pas de deux, trying to balance his determination to move to Italy to advance the family business after the gala with her reluctance to embark on a short-term romance. Adair packs the pages with steamy flirting, smalltown intrigue, and solid family scenes; the latter provide updates for series readers while being accessible to those starting with this volume. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Jan.)