For Bell Farrer, rising wine journalist, it was the break of her career. To interview both reclusive Baron Charles de Gillesmont of Chateau Reynard in Bordeaux and business genius Valentine Gordon of California's Dry Stone Wineries: compare Old World and New, passion and profit, centuries of traditions and the very latest technology.
But suddenly Bell's career is the last thing on her mind. Because Charles and Valentine are not just opposites but enemies, locked in rivalry by their only common bond, the women they choose to love. Once, Charles's wife: now, Bell.
How can Bell, loving one, still feel the draw of the other? Only by throwing herself into both worlds in turn can she finally recognise her own . . .