by Trish Morey, author of Tycoon’s Temptation
Don’t you love it when a character waltzes into a story and thinks he’s going to waltz out again, mission accomplished, before you get to chapter two… only to get the shock of his or her life when things don’t quite go to plan?
Franco Chatsfield is just such a character. With a fistful of dollars in his pockets, he assumes that getting a signature on a contract with Purman Wines in South Australia’s famous Coonawarra wine district will be a breeze and he’ll be home before the ink is dry.
What he doesn’t count on in Holly Purman. Pint-sized and in her drab khaki work-clothes, she should be a pushover. But there’s a strength in Holly – and a history – that means Holly isn’t about to let any man, no matter how rich, ride roughshod over her dreams for her vineyard and her wines.
Forced to work together for six weeks, it’s a different kind of aggravation that comes to the fore and simmers between Franco and Holly as they work side by side, and soon, one taste is not enough.
I loved the fact this story was set in the vineyards of my home state, even though we get a glimpse at the fabulous Chatsfield Sydney along the way. I loved that I was able to give a hint of the beautiful Adelaide Hills where I live, filled with orchards and vineyards and gum trees where koalas live and never fail to delight.
RT Reviews liked it too, and awarded Tycoon’s Temptation 4.5 stars – here’s what they said…
Holly Purman was blindsided by a sweet- talking tycoon once before, so when Mr. Arrogant makes an offer for Purman Wines, she is ready to disrespectfully decline. Franco Chatsfield thought he had the Purman contact in the bag until Holly nixed it. He counters with a deal that neither can refuse. Morey’s poignant romance stars a once-burnt vintner heroine and a complicated, enigmatic hero. The rural-to-urban landscapes amaze, the winemaking facts elucidate and perfectly placed humor entertains.
Reviewed By: Debbie Haupt
I hope you enjoy this latest instalment in The Chatsfield continuity. Which is your favourite story so far?
About Tycoon’s Temptation:
Franco Chatsfield never lived by his family’s rules, and he isn’t going to start now. But The Chatsfield’s new CEO needs Franco to secure a partnership, and he can’t say no. He’ll seal the deal and leave. But one woman stands in his way….
Holly Purman has devoted her life to her family’s vineyard, and she won’t risk it all for a Chatsfield, so she’ll give Franco six weeks to prove himself. But working together sends their senses reeling, and when one taste isn’t enough, they quickly discover the price of temptation!
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