CAN’T HURRY LOVE
This winds up the Three Kisses trilogy with another fun trip to Napa Valley. While this one lacks some of the originality of the other two, it is a solid romance, showcasing Ridgway’s talent for light contemporary love stories. The villain does not take over the book, leaving the power of love center stage.
The year that the Baci sisters gave themselves to get the family vineyard on its feet is almost over and they’re busy planning the vineyard’s 50th anniversary bash. Two of the sisters are married now and fully committed to the business, but the eldest, Giuliana, is only home for the year. Giuliana and Liam, owner of the vineyard next door, are estranged but not divorced. They can’t even be in the same room without sniping at each other, but for the sake of the vineyard, they agree to make nice for one month. It gets harder when someone burns down Giuliana’s apartment building and she has to move in with Liam. The suppressed passion between them just might set fire to his place. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jul., 304 pp., $7.99)