Too Close to the Sun

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Born and raised in California's lush Napa Valley, Gabby DeLuca is intent on rescuing her family's winemaking reputation from the risky business decisions of the vineyard's rightful heir. Then a new distraction named Will Henley appears on the scene. With his good looks and Ivy League pedigree, he's on the prowl for his next acquisition. Is he big trouble-or just the ammunition Gabby needs to save her family name? He might be both...

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Overview

Born and raised in California's lush Napa Valley, Gabby DeLuca is intent on rescuing her family's winemaking reputation from the risky business decisions of the vineyard's rightful heir. Then a new distraction named Will Henley appears on the scene. With his good looks and Ivy League pedigree, he's on the prowl for his next acquisition. Is he big trouble-or just the ammunition Gabby needs to save her family name? He might be both...

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Editorial Reviews

The Romance Readers Connection - Melissa Fowler
Wit, charm and undeniable chemistry drive the red-hot romance between Gabby and Will. Each character's inner conflicts give a truer picture of the often bumpy road to romance in the modern world .. Vivacious supporting characters range from Ava, the Hollywood has-been matriarch .. to the gentle warmth of Gabby's father Cosimo. True to form, Ms. Dempsey delivers another compelling story which is sure to solidify her place as one of today's hottest authors!
Booklist - Kristine Huntley
Spicy, sexy, and sultry: popular Dempsey has another hit on her hands.
Romantic Times - Karen Sweeny-Justice
The author has created a memorable tale ... This is one of those books that you don't want to put down ...
Romance Junkies - Tracy Marsac
Diana Dempsey expertly gives a knowledgeable and fascinating view into the craft of wine making and, combined with alternate views from supporting characters, makes TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN that much more pleasurable to read. In each of her books, Dempsey features such strong heroines and pairs them with the perfect match, thus creating fabulous contemporary romances. She has a permanent place on my book shelves!
Romance Reviews Today - Diana Risso
A complex story with several exciting threads, TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN is the romance of Gabby and Will, who fall in love almost immediately. Kept apart by their extreme differences, their road is rocky and sometimes seems an impossible journey, but one that comes to a wonderfully satisfying conclusion .. This is a book that will long live in my memory .. TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN is an absolute must-buy for everyone, and I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451411464
  • Publisher: Onyx Books
  • Publication date: 8/3/2004
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Dempsey traded in an Emmy-winning career in TV news to write fast, fun romantic fiction. Her novels have been called “almost impossible to put down” (Romance Reviews Today), “skillfully plotted and filled with realistic detail” (Library Journal), and “spicy, sexy, and sultry” (Booklist).

To find out about all of Diana’s titles, and to contact her:
Visit Diana’s website at www.dianadempsey.com
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    sparkling romance

    In Napa Valley, Suncrest Vineyards, renowned for their quality wines, is in crisis. Two years ago, the owner died leaving his wife Ava to run the business. Ava did a good job out of her love for her late husband but she wants to hand off the business to their son Max Winstead, but does not trust him to keep the business afloat. Also adding to her woes is that longtime company winemaker Cosimo DeLuca is recovering from cardiac arrest and though his daughter is the perfect fill-in, Gabby does not have the reputation to keep Max from sunsetting the company.---- General Pacific Group junior partner Will Henley sees Suncrest as an ideal buy for his corporate raiding company, but Ava refuses to sell her late spouse¿s legacy. When Will and Gabby meet at a party, the sparks could turn Enron into a real energy producing company until she learns that Will is the point on a take over scheme. She refuses to have anything to do with him, leaving him to decide between love and money.---- Though Max¿s incompetence makes Will¿s dilemma a bit easier than it had to be, fans will toast Diana Dempsey for a sparkling romance. The story line focuses on the world of winemaking through the eyes of various individuals who see the bubbly quite differently. Will and Gabby are a charming pair due to her caring for the land and his need to consider all aspects of a buy out. The support cast mostly enables the audience to better understand the lead couple starring in this fine after dinner wine.---- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    Fun Read!

    I really enjoyed this book. Loved the wine country setting. The characters are really well written and engaging. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2011

    Romance in the wine country

    This is a wonderful romance set against the conflict of a small family vineyard about to be taken over by a corporate giant. Hero and heroine are on opposite sides of the battle, and coming to terms with their attraction to one another makes for a very entertaining and sexy romance. The California wine country setting is as seductive as the romance. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2004

    Sizzling Romance

    Diana Dempsey has done it again! Another exciting story this time set in the lush Napa Valley of California. You'll fall in love with the vineyards, and with Will Henley, the sexy, well-bred financier who threatens to take over beautiful winemaker Gabby DeLuca's business and her heart. Hurry out and catch this brand new book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2004

    Careers and Family Collide

    This is a fast-paced, suck-you-right-in read about real people you can care about deciding if what they do with their lives is worth losing love over. The seductive Napa Valley is the testing ground for the true worth of some strong-willed people, and past choices come back to shape the future. Will Henley is a great hero--smart, sexy, and principled. Ultimately love of the land, work you can believe in, and family triumph over greed and illusion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    To shelby

    Meet S1 at "island of the blue dolphins" res 2. That is what i was told to say whatever that means.

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    Posted October 12, 2013

    Sarah

    Hey.

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    Posted November 5, 2013

    Shelby

    They dont swimm yet we swuch offf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    R

    Liked the book and will read other books by this author.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    hmm....

    I really wanted to like this book, but the number of misspelled words and typos really got to me. Good story... the relationship kind of dragged on and I didn't really see the fire between them. Less than thrilled I spent money on this.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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