After having job after job snatched away by the vengeful interference of the powerful DeLuca family, wine marketer and single mom Regan Martin has finally landed the perfect position in St. Helena, also the perfect place to raise her six-year-old daughter, Holly. Her joy is short-lived, though, when she learns that not only is St. Helena home base for the DeLuca clan, but the winery that hired her belongs to them. Also, sexy Gabe DeLuca will stop at nothing to get Regan out of his family's life and away from the sister whose marriage he blames Regan for wrecking. But Regan is determined to stay, and she receives help from surprising places, including a reluctant Gabe, who is drawn to the gorgeous Regan and charmed by her daughter as well. VERDICT Well-handled sexual tension, sympathetic protagonists, and engaging supporting characters add to this sassy, tender, and funny romp that has plenty of holiday ambience, lays the foundation for an ongoing series, and leaves fans hoping the next installment isn't too far away. Adair (Tucker's Crossing) lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA.[Page 64]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.