BIDING HER TIME
Just as she's considering leaving Quest Stables and her past there behind, farrier Audrey Griffin is asked by her employers to accompany one of the Australian Prestons, Shane, to a series of North American wine shows. A vintner, Shane wants a real assistant but goes along with the arrangement. As the initial attraction between them flares into more, Shane's glad to have Audrey by his side. But he's looking for permanence, and that's the one thing she can't give him. Wendy Warren's Biding Her Time (4) is all about the characters, and vulnerable but tough Audrey is a standout. Their sassy banter is fun too.