California Wine [NOOK Book]

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Single mother Elizabeth Ladina is done with men. From her father on down, all they want to do is control her life.

Deciding to take her life into her own hands, she ends her five-year relationship and goes to Italy to visit Liguria, her family’s original home and rediscover the thrill of being on her own. A visit to an upscale skin care boutique in Italy inspires her. Dreaming she could create an upscale lotion line that is splashed across the pages of the best glossy fashion ...

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California Wine

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Overview

Single mother Elizabeth Ladina is done with men. From her father on down, all they want to do is control her life.

Deciding to take her life into her own hands, she ends her five-year relationship and goes to Italy to visit Liguria, her family’s original home and rediscover the thrill of being on her own. A visit to an upscale skin care boutique in Italy inspires her. Dreaming she could create an upscale lotion line that is splashed across the pages of the best glossy fashion magazines, she’s eager to get home to California and make her vision into reality.

Italian Marcos Gamari has one goal in life - to create the world’s finest wine from the best vineyards in the world. His vineyards in Italy and France are producing prime wines that are already garnering awards and he has no time or desire for romance in his life. Emotional entanglements only lead to pain. His ex-wife had proved that.

Still, when he sees the pretty American eating alone in a hotel dining room in Liguria, he’s compelled to strike up a conversation, which leads to dinner and Elizabeth’s invitation to see the vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains near her home in California. She claims they are equal, and cheaper, than anything he’ll find in Napa, his original destination.

Sparks fly when they meet again in Costanoa. Elizabeth and Marcos are determined to maintain their single-track focus on their businesses. But can they keep romance out of their lives forever?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440562228
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 12/31/2012
  • Series: Crimson Romance
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 281,194
  • File size: 945 KB

Meet the Author

Author Casey Dawes lives and writes on the bank of the Clark Fork River in Montana with the love of her life and two cats who think they own the joint. To learn more about Casey, visit her website: www.stories-about-love.com.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    I loved California Wine! The characters are so real, the issues

    I loved California Wine! The characters are so real, the issues they deal with consuming and often seem insurmountable. And what's not to love about an independent heroine or a gorgeous Italian wine connoisseur? Casey Dawes writes with humor and compassion about real life problems with too real consequences. Her romance California Sunset set the tone for love stories in the hilly California wine country. This story takes you deeper into the earthy, passionate and complex lives of characters that could be your neighbors and best friends. Love seems out of reach for Elizabeth. She certainly is not interested in love as she faces serious questions about her future, the changing relationship with her daughter and dealing with a business she's lost interest in. Her life needs no more complications and then... a man, a stranger, suddenly enters her life. She refuses to let him in. But he's not a man to take no for an answer. For those of you who love contemporary romances, this is one for your shelves. Vivid characters you get to know intimately, real problems that need real solutions and ultimately decisions that may be wrong, but could be oh, so right... all woven together beautifully in a lovely landscape of wine, food and music... the essence of good living. I highly recommend California Wine.

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  • Posted July 21, 2013

    A little bit of Italy, a little bit of California, a lovely, det

    A little bit of Italy, a little bit of California, a lovely, determined and independent American, Elizabeth Ladina, and a hunky, independent, and driven Italian, Marcos Gamari, all come together to create a fun, endearing story about compromise, acceptance, and meeting in the middle. Richly rewarding and well worth the time. Well done.
    I purchased this book online and have given this review freely and without compensation of any kind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Lilly see you then

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Noah

    Kisses you deeply

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