Justus Jacobi loves three things: her seven-year-old son, landscape design, and the man she sees only once a year. For the past twelve years, they've spent a surreal week together, but Justus has never considered their relationship anything but a dream - especially since they've never exchanged their real names. But when Justus comes to the Texas Rose Ranch to work, fantasy becomes reality fast...
Houston "Rowdy" Rose is an award-winning vintner, the second son in the Texas Rose Ranch dynasty...and the keeper of a secret that, if discovered, would make him an outsider in his own family. If they knew where he went the first week of every September, it would throw into question his reputation - reserved, cautious - revealing an unbridled artistic side he'd rather keep hidden.
But that side of Rowdy is all Justus knows - until now. As they rekindle their passionate relationship in the real world, they learn what their lives look like outside of a once-a-year romance - and whether love can survive a reality check.