The world of fine wines was a heady one. It had given beautiful young Tessa Mallory, apprentice winemaker, a reason to go on after her' husband's death. But while others gave every thought to the new vintage, Tessa was distracted. Success in the new Napa Valley competition would delight her, but true satisfaction lay elsewhere.
She wanted a baby. But did she want a man? She'd been so certain she didn't--until Kellen Sterling swept her into his powerful arms. An expert vintner...a handsome scoundrel still trying to escape the scandals of his past, he was an unlikely Father, a bad bet for marriage. Irresistibly drawn to him, dangerously intoxicated by his kisses, could Tessa believe he'd really changed, that time had ripened him --like fine wine-- for love?