She sees him once.
He’s standing across the wine cellar watching her when their eyes meet. Miles away from home in California’s Napa Valley, she’s caught in his gaze. Though, neither one speaks, for a moment the rest of the world falls away, and she sends him a smile.
She sees him again.
Back home in England. Is it the same man? In the middle of a crowded wine fair, she spots him. A smile of recognition, but no words exchanged. She shakes it off, the same line of business, the same events, it’s a small world.
The third is no coincidence.
She’s running a private tasting and in walks her mystery man, dressed in a fine suit. What does she really know about him other than they share a love of wine? She’s intrigued, even more so when she discovers he has sought her out. When he invites her to a private session in a wine cellar, deep underneath a castle, she begins to uncover his secrets.
Saffron surrenders her body and embarks on an indulgent journey with the attractive sommelier, Gideon. As a wine taster, Saffron continually uses her senses to carve out a successful career, driving her to the peak of her profession. However, when Gideon leads her on an erotic adventure fueled by passion and self-discovery, she’s startled to learn that she’s been living her life ignorant of sensory pleasures that require other talents, ones she’d never explored with her previous, disastrous lover. That man, who envies her success, is waiting to strike back and destroy everything she has achieved.
Indulge Me was a first time I’ve read anything by Peaches (love the name) and I may read more from Peaches. If you liked Bridget Jones’s Diary then you will enjoy Indulge Me but be warned this version is a more erotic and yet still has the same quirkiness of characters.
Giddeon and Saffron have great chemistry in this story – again think Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver with all the same humor just a bit kinkier and lots of wine. Giddeon is both a caring, white knight alpha male mixed with a little dominance and Saffron is a strong, independent women who has had some bad luck with love. Together they complement each other and create some hot, hot, scenes. Although I did enjoy this book I do have to note that I did not enjoy how the relationship transpired via texting after one meeting. I have to admit that I cannot look a wine bottle the same after reading Indulge Me.
Over all Indulge Me was a light, easy read and one that I would recommend if you are between books.