REVENGE AT BELLA TERRA
It is not easy to make the hero in a secret marriage-for-profit scheme sympathetic, but Dodd pulls it off. The mystery within her Scarlet Deceptions series takes another twist, and as always Dodd concocts the perfect blend of romance, drama and excitement.
When his accountant runs off with the money from Di Luca Wines, Eli Di Luca faces losing the family vineyard. Out of pride, he refuses to tell his brothers, so billionaire Tamosso Conte offers a solution: marry his daughter Chloe, and he’ll take care of the money. Never mind that Chloe is a successful author and not looking to marry. Eli offers Chloe a cottage in the vineyards to use while working on her next book, but the discovery of a murder victim from decades ago in the family’s well-concealed, Prohibition-era still places them in terrible danger. Someone is relentlessly hunting a long-hidden treasure. (SIGNET SELECT, Sep., 448 pp., $7.99)