Kavya is looking for this book – which is rather recent but a book I totally missed reading. And I want to read this – sounds kind of amazing:
I read this book in high school, borrowed from a classmate, so it must have been around 2004-05. I don’t remember if it was new then though. I’m pretty sure it was a Harlequin Presents as the hero was a rich Italian guy (as they often are) and it begins with him tracking down the wife who had run away from him (as they often do).
The distinctive thing about this book, however, was that the heroine was psychic. She could read minds or sense feelings or something of the sort. It was this feature that had me wondering if it was indeed a Presents novel, because you don’t usually get psychic heroines in a Harlequin unless it’s a paranormal. But then recently I found a Presents with a time-travelling hero, so maybe I wasn’t wrong about the mind-reading heroine.
So, back to the book: After the hero finds her and they are talking, at one point the heroine wonders if he’s been with other women since they split and he tells her that he hasn’t. She then realizes that she didn’t ask him that question out loud! HE read HER mind, even though she’s supposed to be the psychic one. They figure out later that he thought of her so constantly since she left him that it sort of created a psychic bond between them – I thought this was incredibly romantic and it’s probably the reason I want to find this book (and also, to prove I didn’t imagine it).
Anyway, the hero then gets kidnapped, him being super-rich and all, and with the ‘psychic connection’ between them, the heroine and him have a telepathic conversation and she is able to tell the police where to find him. If I’m not confusing it with another book, I think the cover featured a woman with black shoulder-length hair. Also, the hero might have owned a vineyard – either that or the heroine is working in a vineyard/garden when he finds her.
Do you recognize this book?