Really enjoyed this book. The setting in Napa Valley was fun. The pairing of a TV Home Repair guy with a woman determined to keep her family’s winery in business was sweet. Especially since the hero, Penn, is determined to be a hard ass and the heroine, Allie, is her small town’s favorite daughter. There was also a fabulous secondary friends to lovers romance between Allie’s friend Clare (who is set to become the first bride married in the winery’s new wedding destination venture) and her BFF, Allie’s cousin Gil. Ridgway’s writing is multi-layered and there were some surprisingly heavy … Read More »
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Fun sexy contemporary from Erin Nicholas. The heroine, Jessica, has been walking the straight and narrow ever since her father died when she was twenty, leaving her to raise her younger brother and sister. She’s an emergency room nurse and oozes responsibility, so she’s the first one the hospital administration chooses to babysit hottie Dr. Ben Torres, who’s just put the hospital at risk for a huge lawsuit by punching out a patient. Since Jess has been crushing on Ben for a while she’s more than happy to comply. Until she realizes that formerly upstanding Ben is hell bent on … Read More »
Another great installment in the Konigsburg, Texas series, this time featuring the eldest and most troubled of the Toleffson brothers, Erik. I loved the way that Erik and Morgan’s relationship was allowed to develop gradually. No big misunderstanding, just two adults, attracted to one another and making the transition from friends to lovers. Their ease with one another made their difficulties dealing with their respective families seem even more fraught. Watching Morgan deal with her parents and Ciro and Carmen was painfully realistic–anyone who has dealt with well meaning but condescending parents can relate. And Erik’s continued awkwardness with his … Read More »