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5 stars for Wine Country King by @clairepmarti #romance #wine #wineromance #bookreview
Title: Wine Country King
Author: Claire Marti
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A cocky, charming real estate attorney.
A brilliant, gorgeous sommelier.
Neither has time for romance.
One mind-blowing kiss changes everything.
Jack Cassidy heads the team opening the next in an exclusive line of boutique hotels, this one in wine country. Working with his best friend’s sister should make it easier, tapping into her expertise about the area and its wines. The pair have been friends for years, so sharing an apartment shouldn’t pose any issues… except for the simmering heat building between them.
Campbell Taylor’s one of only a handful of women to battle the all-boys club and go for the title of Master Sommelier. She didn’t rise to her position by being a pushover, but living and working with her brother’s best friend – the man she’s secretly crushed on for years – might prove to be her greatest challenge. How can she get him to see her as more than Cameron’s little sister? And will their undeniable attraction derail her dreams?
They’ve been best friends for years but the harder they try to deny their attraction, the more explosive the tension builds until one kiss turns into an inferno. Jack never expected to be sharing a small apartment with Campbell while they work to get Maison du Soleil, a boutique hotel in the heart of wine country in California, up and running. Everything was booked through the harvest and Jack didn’t know if he could handle the temptation. Campbell is a gorgeous woman and his best friend’s sister. He needs to concentrate on work, yeah, work on the hotel, and look the other way where Campbell is concerned. Easier said than done, especially after a mind-blowing kiss that leaves him weak in the knees. The forced living conditions are weakening his resolve. Would her brother understand? Would she want to explore what they feel for each other? Jack has no idea. All he knows is that Campbell consumes his every thought and need.
Wine Country King is an unforgettable romance set in the heart of wine country in California. Like a smooth glass of wine, Wine Country King is meant to be savored. I thoroughly enjoyed the push and pull both Jack and Campbell dealt with as they tried to sort through their feelings for one another. I connected with Campbell immediately and kept rooting for her to go after her dreams. The intricate descriptive narration is classic Claire Marti and will whisk you away to California. I enjoyed all of the wine details. It’s clear Claire Marti is a wine lover and through her gifted writing, she gives the reader an escape to wine country in California. The romance is a familiar trope, but Claire Marti puts her own spin on it. The plot is fully developed with a full cast of characters to interact with. When I finished reading, I wanted to read it all over again. If you’re a wine lover, you’ll want to read Wine Country King. If you’re a romance reader looking for an escape to beautiful wine country, pick up Wine Country King. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Claire Marti is an award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author of swoonworthy Contemporary Romance novels set in Southern California, including the Pacific Vista Ranch series and the California Suits series. She lives in San Diego with her husband, silly dog and three clever cats.
Claire started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N