Happy Wednesday to all you wine and book lovers out there! This week's wine / book pairing is brought to you by Author Cassie Faber's Forever Memories from her Angelbay Harbor Series and Carmel Road's Unoaked Chardonnay. Both book and wine are fabulous and I had a lovely time introducing the two of them to one another. ;) If you love steamy small town romances and rich chards without the oaky bite, don't miss out on these two. Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone, and happy reading!
*Read on for book description, links and my review.
When Claire discovers the man she loves holds the key to unlocking her memories of the tragic accident that took her mom, the last thing she expects is to stumble upon a heartbreaking secret that threatens to tear her already fragmented family apart.Realizing that being a part of her life will only hurt her again, Boh decides that the only way to keep Claire safe is to take Olivia back to Brooklyn where he tries to make amends by helping her build a life at the cost of his own.Nine months later he returns to Angelbay Harbor to bury a friend, and he’s confronted by the need to protect the only woman he’s ever cared for—the only woman he’s ever broken all his rules for.Pulled under by the weight of their demons, Boh and Claire must come face to face with their darkest fears if they ever want the chance to break the surface, and have a second chance at love. to edit.
From my review:
A sweet girl, a sexy bad boy and an unforgettable cast of characters. I’m in love with this sexy, suspenseful, small town romance. All the characters are great. I want my own Miles. He’s so supportive and protective of Claire and I loved his sense of humor. When you discover an author that can make you fall in love with their supporting characters, you know you’ve found a gem!
But on to Claire and Boh, their romance is both sweet and intense. This second Angelbay book takes the reader on even more of an emotional roller coaster ride with lots of twists and turns and many more secrets revealed. Claire rocks Boh’s tough guy world and I enjoyed watching her come into her own. Boh’s side of things is equally intense as he deals with his troubled past. It’s a rocky road for both of them but that makes the HEA all the sweeter.
Faber’s written a page turner for sure that left me wanting more, especially with the teaser at the end for McKenzie and War’s story in the next book of the series which promises to be smoking hot. Can’t wait!
Happy Wine Wednesday! I'm running a little late with this post today, but I didn't want to miss the mid-week holiday aka. Wine Night ;) This week's wine / book pairing is brought to you by Author Lacey Dailey's NA romance, Specter and the rich, creamy Butternut Chardonnay. These two go perfectly together for a romance reading escape you're sure to enjoy! Find the book description, links and my thoughts on the book down below.
Two years ago, I joined an organization that was so top secret not even the FBI could locate us.
As a hacker, I teetered on the edge of right and wrong every single day, breaking the law to make the world around me a better place.
I knew how dangerous my work at Circuit was. I knew I could get caught one day and wind up behind bars for the rest of my life.
I didn’t care.
And then the packages started to show up on my doorstep. One after another. Never the same gift twice. Never the same day.
I warned my team, tried to get them to prepare for a takedown. They didn't seem as concerned as I was to learn my identity as Specter had been compromised.
I prepared for everything.
And then Sage Maddison appeared with one of the packages, snow-white hair and eyes filled with fear.
I was not prepared for her.
From my review:
What a book! Dailey’s writing hooked me right from the beginning and it didn’t let go until the very end. With all the intrigue and emotion and character growth that happened, the twist at the end took me completely by surprise. The underworld hacker theme was really interesting, kind of comic book era meets modern day tech, while the drama was heartrending and what kept me turning pages.
Happy Wine and Book Wednesday, everyone! This week's pairing is brought to you by Author K.M. Keeton's erotic romance, His and Black Diamond Chardonnay. Both are smooth and seductive with a hint of the unexpected. If you're looking for an intriguing erotic romance with bdsm themes and the perfect glass to go along with it, then give His and Black Diamond a try. Links and review down below.
Lana never expected for her life to take the turn that it did. Being married with children she had no business to have a wandering eye, but the day Donaven stood in front of her, she felt an instant connection, a longing desire. After many months she finally lost herself in his world, discovering the woman she was always meant to be.
Donaven from the beginning knew the outcome of the end, yet there was no stopping him from his Lana, his Wildling.
Not a HEA, but you can keep the H for Hope…
From my review:
... captured my interest right from the start and I finished it in one sitting. The author’s delivery was perfect, very sophisticated and emotional, never relying on shock value to get the point across which I appreciated. His is a story of one woman’s journey to self-rediscovery. It’s full of steamy sensual scenes and intriguing characters. I loved how Donaven helped Lana to see her worth and regain the confidence she had lost over the years due to a variety of circumstances. He was a dom to die for and the twist at the end was great. I can’t wait to read more in the Kaleidoscope of Desire series.
Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone! This week's wine / book pairing brings together Author Trisha Harley McCarthy's suspenseful, hockey romance, On Ice, and crisp fresh Avant chardonnay by Kendall Jackson. If you love contemporary romance novels with lots of twists and turns, you'll love On Ice and Avant is the perfect wine to have on hand while reading it. Grab up your copy today then pour yourself a glass of Avant and enjoy. Happy reading!
Zoe Simmons receives a text on her wedding day. Her fiance called off the wedding. No explanation and he is soon traded to another hockey team, the Detroit Steels. She is devastated and has an emotional breakdown. After a few months she returns to her lonely life. Numb and withdrawn, she throws herself into her work as an assistant to general manager of the NHL team The San Jose Otters. Fast forward three years, The Otters are contenders for the Stanley Cup that include a shocking trade, Killian "Ki" Connery. The man who left her at the altar in humiliation and shame. Another blow comes when her father, Jed Simmons, negotiated the trade of her former fiance without telling her. How will she be able to endure being around the man her heart yearns for but her mind rebels against? Not to mention the scandal that is about to break opening up her private life to further scrutiny by the media?
Killian "Ki" Connery
The woman he loves jilted him at the altar and he is banished to Detroit to play for The Steels. The former star and captain of The Otters is crushed by the betrayal of his love he's never gotten over. He survives through sheer will power and playing hockey while fighting the underlying demons plaguing him. Jesse Ward comes into his life and they become America's Sweethearts of the media. Little does Ki know the part Jesse played in his breakup with his true love Zoe.
This story will keep you on your toes with an intense love story, challenges, betrayal and overcoming the odds that love conquers all.
Another great angsty book by Trisha Harley McCarthy, author of the acclaimed Granite Bay Series.
From my review:
I have to admit, I usually shy away from celebrity romances because I always figure I won’t be able to relate to the characters, but the author did a terrific job of humanizing this power couple. On Ice pulls back the veil from what one might consider a very glamorous lifestyle and sheds light on the hardest parts of celebrity ie. dealing with the media, paparazzi and the darker sides of the sports/entertainment business, not to mention she brings several mental health issues to the forefront.
Killian “Ki the Sly” Connery is a star hockey player and team captain for the Otters and Zoe is the daughter of the team’s general manager. Their relationship takes so many twists and turns that I was on the edge of my seat reading the whole time. This book is filled with colorful characters, intrigue and… well, a whole league’s worth of stone cut abs. I can’t wait to read more about Harley McCarthy’s hot hockey guys. Go Team!
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.