Here is another nice romance novel by another of my favourite writer, Susan Mallery. I had previously enjoyed reading her novels on the Keyes Sisters and have also enjoyed reading "The Marcelli Bride" which continues the story of the Marcelli Sisters Trilogy. This novel focuses on their brother Joe who is an ex Navy SEAL. The rebel of the Marcelli family, Joe never joined his sisters, Katie, Francesca and Brenna in running the family winery business. Instead he chose a life of military service. But now that this handsome, headstrong former Navy SEAL has received a new, undercover assignment--protecting none other than the commander in chief's daughter--he finds himself stationed back in the California vineyard he defiantly left behind.
First daughter Darcy Jensen has been placed in hiding at the Marcelli Winery after surviving a kidnapping attempt...and now it's Joe's job to keep the fearful, fiery beauty out of harm's way. Begrudgingly, Joe heeds his presidential order--until "babysitting" Darcy proves to be the greatest pleasure he's ever known. How can Joe protect Darcy from danger when he's falling dangerously in love? And can Darcy trust Joe's intentions are true--when no one else's have ever been? I have reserved the next book in the Trilogy, "The Marcelli Princess" the story of Mia, the youngest of the 4 sisters from the library and would also be looking for the first 3 books of the Trilogy, The Sparkling One (2003) The Sassy One (2003) The Seductive One (2003) from my local library.