Once upon a time, Niccolo Cavanetti was the dirt-poor, overworked heir of a struggling vineyard. All he wanted was to leave & see the world--and when he did, his father disinherited him. Thirteen years later, he returns on sick leave as the famous football star Cole Nichols. Unfortunately, his greedy stepmother & half brother will do/say anything to keep everything for themselves. To Jessica Ward, Cole is still the boy next door & the one she loves. Still, even she can\'t explain his disturbing dreams & sudden blackouts. What about the \'monk\' who keeps popping up--is he really the Guardian of the St. Benedict Riesling, or is he the cause of several recent murders in the area?
He'd been her childhood hero, but what did Jessica Ward know of Cole Nichols now? He was a dazzling football star, a heavenly body amid his galaxy of groupies. Yet rumors hinted at a darker side---sinister secrets linking him to the danger now menacing Moss Cliff.
In her heart Jess knew it couldn't be true. Still, how did she explain Cole's mysterious moods, his troubling "spells," the eerie, erotic vibrations he sent tingling down her spine? For suddenly she was awash in sensual memories, memories of love made millennia ago.