Suncrest Vineyards is one of the most prestigious wineries in Napa Valley, California. For Gabby DeLuca, oenologist at the company, it is not only work but also a way of life for her and her family. The firm will soon be managed by Max Winsted, its irresponsible and capricious heir, and she does not like that idea at all. However, Will Henley, a financier who works at an important investment group in San Francisco, likes the idea of a management change and thinks it is the perfect opportunity to buy the company and turn it into a very profitable trade. When Max’s mother introduces Will to Gabby, they feel attracted to one another but after Gabby discovers Will’s intentions in relation to the winery, she feels cheated. This was an interesting and promising plot although at times the novel got bogged down in overly descriptive passages. The love story also plays a secondary role to the business issues. (CP)
News anchor Natalie feels like the ground is shaky beneath her feet - and it's not just because she's doing a live cross during an earthquake. A new news director Tony has arrived in town and he's out to boost ratings and cut costs and he thinks Natalie's out of touch, gone soft from years sitting behind the desk. And it doesn't help that she's been dumped by her cad of a TV writer husband Miles, has just hit 40, and a younger model, Kelly, is angling for her prime-time spot. Maybe it's time for her agent, Geoff, to sell her talents to a new station. But why is she suddenly finding that he may be more than just a ticket to a new job? This enjoyable story shows that sometimes there's more drama going on behind the cameras.