Drunk on love

Jasmine Guillory

Book - 2022

"Margot Noble needs some relief from the stress of running the family winery with her brother. Enter Luke: sexy, charming, and best of all in the too-small world of Napa, a stranger. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and Margot is delighted that she lucked into the perfect one-night stand she'll never have to see again. That is, until the winery's newest hire, Luke, walks in the next morning. Margot is determined to keep things purely professional, but when their every int...eraction reminds her of the attraction still bubbling between them, it proves to be much more challenging than she expects. Luke Williams had it all, but when he quits his high-salary tech job in Silicon Valley in a blaze of burnout and moves back to Napa to help a friend, he realizes he doesn't want to tell the world--or his mom--why he's now working at a winery. His mom loves bragging about her successful son--how can he admit that the job she's so proud of broke him? Luke has no idea what is next for him, but one thing is certain: he wants more from the incredibly smart and sexy woman he hooked up with--even after he learns she's his new boss. But even if they can find a way to be together that wouldn't be an ethical nightmare, would such a successful woman really want a tech-world dropout?"--Dust jacket flap.

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Subjects
Genres
Romance fiction
Novels
Published
New York : Berkley 2022.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes discussion questions.
Physical Description
384 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780593100875
0593100875
9780593100882
0593100883
Main Author
Jasmine Guillory (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Best-selling romance writer Guillory (By the Book, 2022), a book contributor on the Today show, sets her entrancing new novel among the verdant vineyards of Napa Valley and inside the wine business. Margot Noble and her brother are fractious co-owners of the Noble Family Vineyards and among the few Black owners in Napa. Although she oversees the business and personnel, her brother hires someone to work in the tasting room. She is peeved. Luke Williams loves software engineering, but stress and racism lead him to abruptly quit his prestigious tech job and seek a change of pace in Napa Valley, where he grew up. Picking up a stranger in a bar is not a habit for either of them, but Margot and Luke are hooked from the first "hello." Imagine their shock the next morning when Luke walks into Margot's office as her new employee. Brilliant character work by Guillory steers their ethical dance in an office romance with imbalanced power dynamics. Since quitting Silicon Valley, Luke has felt like a failure, so to avoid disappointing his mother he fabricates a story about taking a sabbatical and reconnecting with his high-school girlfriend. This lie snowballs into major trust issues between Margot and Luke. Suffused with tenderness and delight, this is Guillory's best book yet. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Bestseller Guillory (The Wedding Party) sets this scintillating workplace romance at a Napa Valley vineyard. Its co-owner, Margot Noble, faces a crisis of conscience when she realizes that her recent steamy one-night stand is also her new employee, Luke Williams, hired by her brother in her absence. Though their intense attraction lingers, Margot's determined not to sleep with her employee (again). Her brother, the vineyard's other owner, doesn't believe she deserves to have inherited her half of the business from their uncle, and she doesn't want to give him any more ammunition to use against her. The situation is just as fraught for Luke, who recently quit a high-paying tech job with a discriminatory boss—a fact he hasn't yet told his mother, who also mistakenly believes he's dating his best friend. A relationship with Margot would only complicate things further—but knowing that does nothing to curtail his desire. When his mother has an accident, Luke quits the vineyard to fill in at her inn, giving Luke and Margot the opportunity to explore their chemistry at last. His shyness and her strength are an orgasmic combination, but Margot's fear of being judged and Luke's need to prove himself worthy threaten their happiness. The lush background and Guillory's signature blend of sexy, sweet, and funny keep the pages flying. This is a gem. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary. (Sept.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Accidentally and unknowingly having a one-night stand with her new employee the night before his first day, stressed out Napa Valley winery owner Margot Nobel tries to keep things purely professional, but fails miserably.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Margot Noble needs some relief from the stress of running the family winery with her brother. Enter Luke: sexy, charming, and best of all in the too-small world of Napa, a stranger. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and Margot is delighted that she lucked into the perfect one-night stand she'll never have to see again. That is, until the winery's newest hire, Luke, walks in the next morning. Margot is determined to keep things purely professional, but when their every interaction reminds her of the attraction still bubbling between them, it proves to be much more challenging than she expects. Luke Williams had it all, but when he quits his high-salary tech job in Silicon Valley in a blaze of burnout and moves back to Napa to help a friend, he realizes he doesn't want to tell the world--or his mom--why he's now working at a winery. His mom loves bragging about her successful son--how can he admit that the job she's so proud of broke him? Luke has no idea what is next for him, but one thing is certain: he wants more from the incredibly smart and sexy woman he hooked up with--even after he learns she's his new boss. But even if they can find a way to be together that wouldn't be an ethical nightmare, would such a successful woman really want a tech-world dropout?"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

An intoxicating and sparkling new romance by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory. Margot Noble needs some relief from the stress of running the family winery with her brother. Enter Luke: sexy, charming, and best of all in the too-small world of Napa, a stranger. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and Margot is delighted that she lucked into the perfect one-night stand she’ll never have to see again. That is, until the winery’s newest hire, Luke, walks in the next morning. Margot is determined to keep things purely professional, but when their every interaction reminds her of the attraction still bubbling between them, it proves to be much more challenging than she expects.   Luke Williams had it all, but when he quits his high-salary tech job in Silicon Valley in a blaze of burnout and moves back to Napa to help a friend, he realizes he doesn’t want to tell the world—or his mom—why he’s now working at a winery. His mom loves bragging about her successful son—how can he admit that the job she’s so proud of broke him? Luke has no idea what is next for him, but one thing is certain: he wants more from the incredibly smart and sexy woman he hooked up with—even after he learns she’s his new boss. But even if they can find a way to be together that wouldn’t be an ethical nightmare, would such a successful woman really want a tech-world dropout?   Set against a lush backdrop of Napa Valley wine country, nothing goes to your head as fast as a taste of love—even if it means changing all your plans.