Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: St. Helena Vineyard #4
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 297 pages
Publisher: Montlake Romance (January 21, 2014)
Sometimes forever is as easy as coming home …
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.
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Trey DeLuca is the youngest of the DeLuca boys and he's never really felt like he belongs. He also blames himself for his parent's car crash over ten years ago. If he hadn't lied about being sick, they wouldn't have crashed into a concrete pylon.
Now his brothers have found love so he's the only one who can move to Italy to oversee a brand new branch of their winery. Only problem? He's promised his nonna that he would dance with her at The Winter Garden Gala. And she wants him to brush up on some ballroom dancing with the resident dance teacher.
Single mother Sara Reed moved to St. Helena to start a new life after her husband's death. With the help of her sister-in-law, she has gotten her dance studio going. Her sister auditions for the lead in a Broadway musical and gets the part. Without the help of her sister-in-law, Sara must find a balance between teaching at the dance studio and taking care of her son.
Trey and Sara share a sizzling kiss which confirms their attraction to each other. Suddenly, Trey is rethinking about his plans after The Winter Garden Gala, and Sara tries to distance herself so she won't get hurt. Their chemistry is too strong and Trey becomes Sara's "February".
The one thing I love about Marina Adair's books are the meddling secondary characters. We get to see the women from the previous books who have found love with the older DeLuca brothers as well as the always fabulous older Foxy Ladies—ChiChi, Lucinda and Priscilla. I also enjoyed the way Trey interacted with Sara's son. There are a few books I've enjoyed that had a kid as part of the story. That's another thing that Marina Adair does well. The kids don't show up at convenient times because the author needs a filler scene, they're integral to the story.
Be sure to have tissues on hand for The Ugly Cry moment. I started this book around bedtime and finished it at two in the morning. It's the perfect blend of sweet, sexy and oh.my.god. did he just do that?!
"Sara, every available woman in town knows Trey. Or at least know of him. He is like the Jedi master of panty whisperers."
Sara rolled her eyes. "You make him sound like some kind of urban myth."
Reviews for other books in series:
Autumn in the Vineyard #3