Random House, Inc.
Three siblings, an extraordinary family, a lasting heritage—in the irresistible Silver Creek Ranch trilogy, they’ll fight for the land and the people they love.
Everything has come easily to Reid Knowles, the middle son of a California ranching family. But his charmed life is suddenly complicated when his good friend and neighbor asks him to help run the winery next door. His neighbor’s niece, Mia Bodell, is in charge—and she has made it clear that she’d rather be roped to a steer than to Reid Knowles. Never one to back down from a challenge, Reid vows to win her trust.
Her life marked by loss, Mia knows that nothing comes easily—love included. In high school, her heart was crushed by Reid, and even though years have passed, the hurt lingers. Mia is achingly aware that the teen heartthrob has matured into a devastatingly handsome playboy, and the budding winemaker refuses to let down her guard. But one taste of unbridled passion changes things. From Reid’s first intoxicating kiss to his unexpectedly tender seduction, Mia is swept into a passionate affair that could tear her heart to pieces . . . or give her everything she has ever wanted.
Praise for Once Tasted
“Fans of . . . alpha males will enjoy saddling up with this and adventurously explicit liaison full of intriguing details about winemaking.”—Publishers Weekly
“With tension, heart and small-town details on every page, this is a genuinely engaging read that will have fans hungry for more.”—RT Book Reviews
“Beautifully written . . . I would recommend this author to anyone.”—The Reading Cafe
“Family, friends and small town living bring a lot of characters into the book and make it a great read. Just like grapes take time to grow and mature into something great so does the love story of Reid and Mia.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“Once Tasted is a really great romance and a great read for anybody.”—Fresh Fiction
Baker & Taylor
Feeling invisible to the handsome cowboy neighbor on whom she has had a crush since her teens, Mia works on a family vineyard left in her care only to find herself attended by the cowboy, who has promised to protect her. 60,000 first printing.