Synopsis ~ Unmasking Juliet
Ever since she was a little girl learning to make decadent truffles in her family’s chocolate shop, Juliet Arabella has been aware of the bitter feud between the Arabellas and the Mezzanottes. With their rival chocolate boutiques on the same street in Napa Valley, these families never mix. Until one night, when Juliet anonymously attends the annual masquerade ball. In a moonlit vineyard, she finds herself falling for a gorgeous stranger, a man who reminds her what passion is like outside of the kitchen. But her bliss is short-lived when she discovers her masked prince is actually Leo Mezzanotte, newly returned from Paris and the heir to her archenemy’s confection dynasty.
With her mind in a whirl, Juliet leaves for Italy to represent the Arabellas in a prestigious chocolate competition. The prize money will help her family’s struggling business, and Juliet figures it’s a perfect opportunity to forget Leo…only to find him alr
Thus with a kiss, she lived…
Midway through the Tenth Annual Mezzanotte Masquerade Ball, Juliet Arabella had the irrepressible urge to flee. The more she thought about what had transpired during the limo ride to the party, the more difficult it became to breathe. What was she even doing here? She didn’t belong in this room, with these people.
As soon as the lips of the mysterious young woman touched his, he knew that she acted impulsively, contrary to his habits. He should have strayed away, take his hand off his tie and, as a perfect gentleman, spread his excuses. Of course, she liked him terribly, she attracted him as the most beautiful of flowers; but behaving like that, really… He could not. His body acted independently of his reason. How to resist this passionate kiss, lavished by a beautiful stranger, in the moonlight, in the midst of fragrant vines? It was so crazy… and so good!
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