This the 17th outing for Kallmaker, and she brings us something new. This is the story of Syrah, born with grapes in her DNA. And Toni, a businesswoman who works for stockholders and courts and essentially tells companies how to restructure their businesses and then walks away. When Toni is asked to look at Syrah's family vineyard, she discovers that while she likes Syrah's father, he is a poor businessman. What will Toni find when she goes through the books?
Kallmaker slowly builds the attraction between Syrah and Toni as she explains the business of winemaking to the reader. Each character is well-written as are the minor characters - Jane, Syrah's best friend; Missy, Toni's best friend; Mira, Toni's ex and the woman you love to hate; and Caroline, the avaricious sister of Missy.
This is a traditional lesbian romance, and is to today's romances as cozies are to mysteries. It is well worth the read if for no other reason than the reader will learn something about making wine while enjoying a romance.
This is my favorite Kallmaker romance thus far - I love how the tension builds, the all too contemporary "money buys out charming, traditional business" theme and of course the setting - Napa! Enjoy it with a nice glass of wine ;-)