SECRETS OF BELLA TERRA
With this, storyteller extraordinaire Dodd kicks off her compelling Scarlet Deception series. Set in the California wine country, the novel reveals the rivalry between two families and a legendary bottle of wine that stands between them. Against a thrilling backdrop of assault and murder, two former lovers are given a second chance. Count on Dodd to take readers on an exhilarating ride.
Security expert Rafe Di Luca should be in the field coordinating a vital rescue, but a brutal attack on his beloved grandmother brings him back to the family’s Bella Terra Vineyard and Resort post haste. Along with his half-brothers Eli and Noah, Rafe is determined to discover who was behind the attack. Coming home forces him to face Brooke Petersson, the woman he loved and left. Brooke helps run the resort and was the one who found the badly wounded Sarah Di Luca. Could the attack be tied to the family’s old rivals the Bianchins and a missing bottle of wine? (SIGNET SELECT, Aug., 448 pp., $7.99)