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His voice enthralls her. Her vibrancy awakens him.

Ashley White can’t wait to begin her internship at Steel Vineyards. As an oenology doctoral candidate, she knows all the theory but lacks practice. Working under renowned winemaker Ryan Steel - and his equally talented nephew, Dale - is an opportunity she can’t refuse.

Dale Steel is a loner. Despite his huge family full of uncles, aunts, and cousins, he’s more at home in his vineyards, where he finds something that comes close to the tranquility he craves. He’ll never find true peace, and he’s accepted his fate...until his new intern shows up and turns the only world he knows upside down.

Ashley awakens emotions in Dale that he never dreamed possible, and though he resents her intrusion into his life, he can’t deny the sparks that blaze between them. Still, he must remain distant. To succumb to his growing feelings would provoke something else entirely - the darkness he keeps hidden even from himself.

©2020 Helen Hardt. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-02-06

Different

This speaks so loudly to what pain and passion can lead to. Of course I've already purchased Cherished and can't wait to get into it. Hope Talon talks to him soon...

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  • YOLANDA
  • 2021-07-03

The Saga Continues!

How does a 35 year old man who is so damaged he doesn't know how to hold a girls hand, fall in love?

If you've read the series you know why Dale is damaged and you also know that his trauma mimics his father Talon's; and if you know that, you know that Dale and Ashley's romance is different from Talon and Jades, but similiar. Dale is in love with Ashley but is going through hell because he's fighting against loving her. It's been over 20 years but Dale is still tormented with memories of the 2 months he and his brother were sexually assaulted. He has buried his emotions and is in fear of opening his heart and expressing his love for Ashley. Dale can love his family but cannot release his all consuming love towards Ashley. Dale just doesn't know how to love Ashley.

Ashley will do anything, absolutely anything, to be with Dale. She loves him unconditionally.

Some of the scenes between our main characters are priceless but my favorite scene is the wine tasting. I love wine and enjoyed the different stages of a tasting. Learned a lot.

At the end of this book, after a passionate night of sex, Dale decides that he can't let Ashley in and is planning to hurt her so badly that she will reject him. Since I waited until all 3 books were published the cliffhanger doesn't bother me. I already have the next book and can't wait to start.

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  • Carolyn M. Marable-Belton
  • 2021-01-30

The Saga Contines

Repeat of Hade & Tallan . . . . . . . . . . . . m

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-01-21

Sad

That this book ended with a cliff hanger. Donald and Ashley get together forever? Sad

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  • Starlette
  • 2021-01-21

love it couldn't stop listening

Loved it I hope they make a movie couldn't put it down. it was amazing

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  • AMcCrary
  • 2021-01-17

Awakened

I’m hooked, yet again on more of The Steele’s Saga...I can’t wait until the next release!!

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  • Carrie O
  • 2021-01-09

He struggles to love.

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she like it and when he shows her love. she is hooked.

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  • Karen
  • 2021-01-06

in the beginning

the history on the ranch. things repeated. wine and beef grow. follow along before the boys came to be.

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  • LORRIE
  • 2021-01-02

Good Book but WOW!

This book was hard to listen too when it came to narration of the abuse scenes. I literally wanted to jump into the book and strangle the masked men myself. I really like this author but WOW I cry and am angry after I hear each one.

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  • Amazon Lover
  • 2021-01-01

Awesome!

Pretty decent!!! I can’t believe we have to wait for the next one, 6mos! OMG!!! I should have just waited....oh we’ll see you guys this summer.....Yeah she could have left out some of the information about wine and focused more on their personal lives but it was nice to learn something about wine tasting and she’ll get a few more books out of it. So it’s a win-win! Still great writing by Helen Hardt, but she definitely could have told this in one shot. She did a lot of repetition and there were parts where I was like let’s mo d this along. The sex was hot as usual!👍🏾👍🏾The storyline is there I just need her to get it out...No matter what I was still all in, couldn’t put it down!

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