Secrets of Bella Terra (Scarlet Deception, Bk 1)
Secrets of Bella Terra - Scarlet Deception, Bk 1 Author:Christina Dodd Brooding and sexy Rafe Di Luca has returned to his family's luxurious vineyard resort for one reason: to find out who attacked his beloved grandmother. His homecoming stirs up a decades-old feud, forcing him to work with Brooke Petersson, the woman he once seduced and betrayed...but never forgot.
Secrets of Bella Terra is the first in a trilogy centered around a wine making family the Di Lucas. Filled with romance and suspense (and a long standing mystery), this book is highly entertaining. Rafe Di Luca has come back to California after many years away. He reconnects with his former friend and lover, Brooke, who still burns for him, as he does for her. Throw in an 80 year old grandmother who has been attacked in her home and Rafe/Brook have a mystery to solve and a relationship to mend. There were a few loose ends in the story and the heroine was slightly annoying. Still, a good read.