SO GOOD – On sale September 6, 2016
About the book –
Cameron Westcott has spent eight years recovering from heartbreak by keeping romantic entanglements casual and simple. He’s never minded being called a manwhore, but after two years immersing himself in his new winery, he might be ready for the next chapter. Especially when he meets a sexy wine distributor—only she says she isn’t interested.
Following a bitter divorce, Brooke Ellis relocated to Ribbon Ridge to rebuild her life. Things will never be the same for her, and she’s coming to terms with that reality when she meets charming, persistent Cam. She can’t imagine a happy ever after given his reputation, but he makes her feel so good.
As the sparks between them intensify, they’re both hesitant to commit for very different reasons. Or are they really just sabotaging their own futures? If they can trust each other—and themselves—they may realize that what they share is too good to let slip away.
She liked the look of their label. The font was stylish and sophisticated, and the graphic was simple but elegant—an archway with the sun setting behind it. She ran her fingertips over the embossing of West Arch Estate. “Classy branding.”
“Thanks. I’ll take credit for that.”
She half smiled at his arrogance. “Why does that not surprise me?”
He grinned. “Fine, I’ll share credit with my pal Evan Archer. He’s the creative director at Archer Brewing and so far, I guess, at West Arch. He designed the font and created the graphic, but it really was my idea.”
“It’s very nice. Makes sense you would have a handle on wine branding, considering what you used to do.”
He froze for a moment, studying her. “Wait a sec. You know who I am. I didn’t put it together when you asked if this was my wine, but you know me.”
“Yes, you’re Cameron Westcott.”
“Well, damn. I’m afraid you’ve got me at a disadvantage, because I don’t know you.”
She liked having him at a disadvantage and suspected he wasn’t terribly familiar with the sensation. “Pour me a glass of that pinot, and maybe I’ll tell you.”
The wine was already open and just had a cork stuck in the top, which he pulled out. He laughed as he splashed the garnet liquid into her glass. “Maybe, huh? Why only maybe?”
“If your wine sucks, I’m ditching you immediately.”
He laughed again. “Fair enough.”
She vaguely realized she was flirting with him again, but decided it was harmless. People flirted all the time. Hell, flirting was a huge part of her job. Wine didn’t sell itself.
She picked up the glass and swirled the wine around the bowl.
“Hold on,” he said. “Are you really qualified to say if our wine sucks?”
She stared at him, the glass on its way to her lips. “I’m a wholesale wine distributor, smart-ass.”
His eyes widened briefly, and then he sat back in his chair, a grin playing across his sexy mouth. “Then by all means, judge away.”
She sniffed the aroma first and picked up a strong cherry along with licorice and cola. She sipped and let the wine linger on her tongue. It was young, but it had great promise. She took another whiff before glancing at him. “My name is Brooke Ellis.”
His lips spread into a full, satisfied grin. “I guess that means the wine doesn’t suck, Brooke Ellis.”
About the author –
Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at http://www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her newsletter, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/DarcyBurkeFans.
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