Desire & Luxury Wine (2 Book Series) by Diana Sobolewski
Book 1 DESIRE & LUXURY WINE
In the glamorous and hedonistic world of luxury wine, Ela Zalewski is at the height of her career. The Montreal-based wine agent spent years building her own business through hard work, persistence and excellence and is now enjoying the fruits of her labor. Though not classically beautiful, Ela is a very alluring woman nonetheless. The petite brunette exudes so much self-confidence and sensuality that she never lacks for admirers among the flamboyant men she encounters in her industry. Well aware of her effect on the opposite sex, Ela has, over the years, enjoyed physical pleasure with some very accomplished lovers to whom she had no real emotional ties—just the way she likes it.
On a business trip to Bordeaux, Ela meets billionaire industrialist Torsten Lucas Furst, who runs his empire out of Munich. Enigmatic with a commanding presence, Torsten still has a trace of boyish good looks to soften his handsome masculine features. Ela finds that irresistible and agrees to join him for a romantic tryst in Rome, where he expertly initiates her in a deeper discovery of her sexuality and takes her to new heights of passion.
Torsten is at first intrigued by Ela and then enamored of her as she becomes his perfect match in bed. Ela reaches a new level of erotic intimacy when she falls deeply in love for the first time in her life.
Ela and Torsten enjoy the pleasures of the privileged while their need for each other grows. When Torsten talks about a future together, Ela dreams of a happily ever after. But their bliss is short lived, as Ela soon learns that what Torsten has in mind is not what she had hoped for. Destiny brought these two improbable lovers together. Will two strong wills and stubborn pride stand in the way of reconciliation?
Book 2 DESIRE & LUXURY WINE
Stunning, cerebral Isla Duncan is the Montreal-based author of celebrated erotic romance novels. Isla knows a lot about sex, but though she gives her readers the “they lived happily ever after” ending they crave, she herself has never experienced love.
Jonas Koertig is a billionaire whose diversified companies are headquartered in Munich. Jonas possesses the masculine good looks and superior intelligence of the main male characters in Isla’s books, but is far more resourceful, exceedingly more powerful and a lot more egocentric. With a penchant for young, compliant, leggy and well-endowed women that party for a living, the thought of a committed relationship with a woman who thinks for herself makes Jonas break out in hives.
Isla, with her deep copper hair and turquoise eyes, resembles an aunt she never met, but from whom she inherited a vintage Claddagh ring. Her namesake swore that the Gaelic wedding ring was a talisman that would attract one’s soul mate.
Though Isla gives little credence to her aunt’s superstitious belief, she has used it as inspiration for her latest book, The Claddagh Ring. The novel is on the verge of becoming her most successful to date, and Isla’s publicist convinces her to wear her aunt’s ring when making promotional appearances.
On her way to a promotional event, Isla is trapped in the close confines of a malfunctioning elevator with a virile looking man that could easily have been the alpha-male in her latest book. While they wait, the stranger asks about the book in her bag. Not revealing that she is the author, Isla explains the genre and that love is the predominant theme. The mention of love has him curling his lip in disdain and insulting her work.
The petite redhead with the unusual eyes gives it right back to him, and Jonas finds himself doing the unimaginable: He invites her to have dinner with him. Isla smiles sweetly and tells him she’d rather stick a fork in her eye.
Why had he invited the woman to dinner? Stranger yet: why had she not accepted? Women didn’t refuse him anything … At least, not the ones he knew. There was something so familiar about this redhead.
Their paths would cross again in a story more fantastical than the ones on the pages of an Isla Duncan erotic romance novel.
I was given an ARC of Private Reserve and purchased Maximum Yield.
I'm embarrassed to say this as an ex-Publican's daughter but I do not have a palette for wine, it all taste likes vinegar to me. Diana's description of wine and food pairings had me salivating and heading to the kitchen, even though my kitchen cupboards and fridge were not up to par and at one point I found myself googling cooking lessons.
If you can be seduced by hot Billionaires, food, wine and hot sex scenes you will love these books.
Both books can be read as a standalone, but as you get to know the characters in Private Reserve you can't help but want to read Jonas and Isla's story (Maximum Yield).