But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli. Tereza, the matriarch, has announced a merger with the MacMillan family's winery - and Sophia will be assuming a new role.
As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan. They've been ordered to work together very closely, to facilitate the merger. Sophia must teach Tyler the finer points of marketing - and Ty, in turn, shows her how to get down and dirty, to use the sun, rain, and earth to coax the sweetest grapes from the vineyard.
As they toil together, both in and out of the fields, Sophia is torn between a powerful attraction and a professional rivalry. At the end of the season, the course of the company's future - and the legacy of the villa - may take an entirely new direction. And when acts of sabotage threaten both the family business and the family itself, Sophia's quest will be not only for dominance, but also for survival.
©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This is a classic Nora Roberts read. I love her novels as they keep me entertained and wanting to know what will happen next.
For me, I am a lover of wine and visit wine country often. I was fun to learn a little about the vines and wine making.
Nora Roberts has become one of my favorite authors. Each story is different and I always learn something new. This time it's about the growing of the grapes for the different types of wine. The love stories she mixes in are always fun.
I have enjoyed every book of Nora Roberts I have read & this was no exception. Whilst not an earth shattering plot, it was well written & easy to listen to.
I really enjoy Nora Roberts easy going writing style and this book did not disappoint. I was really able to get into the family politics of this one too.
I loved this book! It had multiple romances as well as a dramatic story line and a plot that ended in a twist I never expected!
I absolutely loved this book! The story had me gripped and the performance was fantastic. I was rather sad when it finished! It was well worth it and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
Everything could have been better about this story. I tried and I tried and I just couldn't finish the audio.
I love Nora, and this is one of my favorites. I also really enjoyed the reader. This book has everything you could want in a Robert's novel. Amazing characters, plot, sub-plot, and mystery, plus a nice twist at the end that I didn't even guess and usually I am pretty good at guessing the twists. The reader is fabulous, lovely voice and she did a nice job with the accent. I have listened to it twice now in less than a month, and will probably listen to it again before the year is out.
Karen L. Syed, Reader/Author/Publisher
I have come to enjoy the new type of books Nora Roberts is writing. The romantic suspense is much easier to read than her previous romances.
The Villa has a great cast of characters and Ms. Roberts does a good job of keeping them straight and organized with regard to the story. The premise of The Villa was interesting and I found all of the secondary characters necessary and well-developed.
I have to admit though, I figure Tyler to be the main male protagonist/hero, but found David to be a much more likeable and admirable hero. The three generations of women were refreshing in their strength and the kids added a wonderfully light touch to the story.
Overall, a great listen. And I do enjoy Laural Merlington's narration. She has a talent for the variety of voices that adds depth to the audio version not found in the print version.
I really enjoyed this. It was a good, easy read. Not completely predictable, but it's exactly what you'd expect from Nora.
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