One Summer of Love & Snowbound Second Chance

Harlequin Desire. (Valentine Vineyards, Bk. 2 & 3). Aug. 2023. 448p. ISBN 9781335457783. pap. $8.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Ryan continues her “Valentine Vineyards” series with these two stories. One Summer of Love features Nolan Valentine, CFO of the family vineyards and a man who isn’t convinced that their fledgling company really needs—or can afford—the highly specialized help that Delaney Carlisle offers. The enologist and single mother reminds him of the bad relationship decisions he’s made in the past—and she’s only supposed to be there for the summer anyway. But they might be convinced to try for more than one summer together. In Snowbound Second Chance, when a health emergency forces CEO Sebastian Valentine to take a three-month leave, he begrudgingly decides to spend it back home and books a room at a country inn. Substitute innkeeper Evelisse Jemison hasn’t ever forgotten Seb from their sexy one-night stand, and being snowed in with only one bed soon reignites the flame of their desire—even if a future together seems uncertain.
VERDICT Readers who loved the first book, A Valentine for Christmas, won’t want to miss these two. They should appeal to anyone who enjoys reading about characters starting over and finding love again a little later in life.
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