Be Mine Forever is a wonderful addition to the St. Helena series, and although this is the fourth book, you can easily read it as a stand-alone.
The author seamlessly incorporates characters from previous books into the story, and you do not feel like you have missed a thing; however, I would recommend the first books in the series as they are all very good.
Trey DeLuca is the youngest of the four DeLuca brothers and the last to find love which is fine with him, as he travels the world selling the wine from his familys vineyard.
He has not felt comfortable around his family since his parents died several years ago and has recently decided to buy a home in Italy, further separating himself from family. Yet his family is not ready to let him go and make plans to keep him around the area to see what he is missing.
The town of St. Helena is getting ready for The Winter Garden Gala, the largest celebration of the year, on Valentines Day. Trey knows he must stay and help with the celebration and is happy when he meets the new young dance instructor in town.
Sara Reed moved there eight months before to start a new life; she is a young widow and single mother whose husband died while in the military. She has no room in her life for a temporary relationship, and Trey is as commitment-shy as they come.
Trey and Sara are a perfect match as they dance around their attraction. Their story is full of humor and laughter as the locals in town try to keep Trey from leaving again for good.
My take: I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to more featuring the scenic vistas of California wine country and antics of the DeLuca family.
My rating: I highly recommend this series for anyone who enjoys family sagas with intriguing characters, humor and romance.