Scandal’s Child by Pamela Gibson
A lie parted them, can a blind child’s love bring them together?
Miranda Comstock, widowed and impoverished, accepts a position in London caring for a child who was blinded in a fire. When she discovers the child’s mysterious guardian is the lover who seduced and abandoned her five years earlier, her first thought is to flee. But nine-year-old Phoebe depends on her and is blossoming under her care.
Jeremy Montague returns from Jamaica to take up his duties as the new Earl of Longley and is shocked to find his former lover is his ward’s nurse. Believing she played him for a fool, he vows to remove her from his household, especially when his traitorous body begins to remember the passion they shared.
But there is a mystery afoot involving a long-ago disappearance, Miranda’s resemblance to a society debutante, and the child’s suppressed memories of the fire, which are starting to emerge. As Phoebe’s memories become sharper, Jeremy begins to suspect that he and Miranda were pawns in a twisted game. And both must learn to trust again, if they are to find their way back into each other’s hearts.
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A Model of Perfection by Pamela Gibson
Model Victoria Larkin knows she was a brat growing up. But when an ex-boyfriend threatens to reveal an embarrassing secret, she flees to St. Helena, hoping her big sister will forgive her past behavior and let her stay until she figures out what to do.
Matt Simmons—vintage car mechanic, grape grower, and owner of a flock of sheep known as the wooly weeders—doesn’t believe in love at first sight. But when he sees Victoria wiping alpaca spit off her shoes he’s smitten. And when she asks for his help, he’s hooked.
But Victoria’s dilemma seems to have no solution. When a showdown with the ex nears, Matt might have to don his superhero cape to keep Victoria from being crushed like a bin of St. Helena grapes before they can discover if their mutual attraction will be a perfect pairing.
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Sauvignon Blanc to Sigh For by Pamela Gibson
Sarah James has always wanted to be part of a family. Her divorced parents are estranged and she has no siblings. But she does have friends, especially Sam, who’s always underfoot… eating her food, fixing stuff in her house, and seeking advice about his love life.
Aspiring winemaker Sam Reynoso has taken care of Sarah since the sixth grade. She’s smart, comfortable, and indulgent. They’re best friends until a wine and food pairing competition throws them together in an intimate, tension-filled setting.
As feelings neither of them expected start to emerge, each will have to decide if their relationship will evolve, or if their newfound love will be nipped in the bud by a crushing secret.
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Plumb Crazy About You by Pamela Gibson
Resisting the rival…
Cassie Larkin expects to buy Plumb Crazy, St. Helena’s civil engineering firm, when her boss retires. She needs to prove to her family she can be as successful and independent as her super model sister.
But Cassie isn’t the only one who wants the business. Worse, her rival is an experienced engineer who looks as scrumptious as one of the town’s famous éclairs and he’s already saved her from a dangerous snake.
Nick Sebastian needs to leave his father’s mega firm and prove he can make it on his own. But he’s already in trouble. His rival for the business is a wiz with a transit, knows everyone in town, and has already brought out his protective instincts along with a few baser ones.
As their showdown looms, each must decide where love fits into the plan because winning just might prove to be as sour as spoiled wine.
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You Were Mine at Merlot by Pamela Gibson
Is it love or just another Napa crush?
Always impulsive, winery event planner Mariel Reynoso dreams of earning the respect of her family by proving she is as competent as her successful older sisters. When an arrogant ex-lover threatens to get in the way of her promotion, she decides to find a fake boyfriend to discourage him.
Zack Leoni is big, sexy, and intimidating. Best of all? He owes her.
Now a Deputy Sheriff, Zack is a man whose career is in danger. Falsely accused of a crime, he’s got time on his hands while an investigation concludes. When Mariel asks him to help her, he’s shocked. Five years ago he embarrassed her in public, an action he’s long regretted. A chance to make it up to her is just what he needs. The problem is he might not be able to keep his hands off her.
Old hurts quickly disappear as proximity flares into passion. But Zack and Mariel must learn to trust each other before their relationship can mature and be as intense and satisfying as a bottle of fine Merlot.
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Cultural archeologist Lindsay Reynoso is in a small seaside town in California to evaluate an old mansion. When the home’s owner shows up to “help” the evaluation along, Lindsay is furious. Especially as the owner is former bad-boy tennis star Christopher Brandt…her one-time fling and the father of Lindsay’s son. Only he doesn’t know it.
As far as Chris is concerned, the old mansion is tied to a past he’s better off leaving behind. He’d rather bulldoze the thing and move on. If only his gorgeous consultant would let him. Even while fighting over the demolition, the chemistry that once brought them together is smoldering stronger than ever.
But honesty is very important to Chris, and Lindsay has an eight-year-old secret…
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Napa Valley vineyard manager Paige Reynoso is furious. After a six-year absence, her boss―big-city entrepreneur Jake Madison―has returned, only to announce he’s selling the vineyard. Paige has always dreamed of buying Garnet Hill, which sits on land where her ancestors first settled, but without the cash, she’s out of luck. And then there’s an even bigger problem…she has a serious thing for the surprisingly tempting man who’s just destroyed her dream.
Jake’s in a tight spot. With his other business ventures struggling, he needs cash—fast. The last thing he needs is the too-lovely Paige convincing him the grapes are an effective long-term investment. Or needing Paige herself, whose spirit and heart bring his to life. But as their attraction grows, Jake knows he’s not in a position to offer her anything beyond this moment. Because Jake has a big secret…and it has nothing to do with sour grapes.
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