Autumn In The Vineyard (2013)
Autumn in the Vineyard (2013)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 2
1477848134 (ISBN13: 9781477848135)
Montlake Romance
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Just as I had hoped from glimpses of Frankie and Nate in the previous two books of the series, I loved their story. My goodness, that Nate is like the perfect man! So patient and kind.As for Frankie, I almost thought she was going to drive me crazy. Somehow she didn't. I think it's because she admitted to herself that some of the times she thought she was being slighted, she truly knew she wasn't. That it was all from her past bad feelings getting in the way. So even though she was her own worst enemy in some ways, she at least knew she was doing it to herself.With the last book I was so looking forward to reading about Frankie and Nate, but I'm kind of dreading the next book because Trey really came off as an ass in this one. We shall see... 4.5 - 5 StarsMarina Adair returns with another great pairing! The third book in the St. Helena Vineyard series showcases two long-time bitter rivals, a family feud and lots of tension and romance! Oh, and the most adorable alpaca named Mittens!Disowned by her grandfather, Francesca “Frankie” Baudouin takes all that she has and buys one of the most sought after properties in wine country, Sorrento Ranch. She has big dreams for her winery! The only problem is that her long-time rival, Nate DeLuca, bought the same property too. Uh-oh! Tensions flare and heads butt as the two are forced to make things work.Can I just say that I adored this story and love this couple?! Ms. Adair continues to pair the DeLuca brothers with strong female leads. Frankie is stubborn and has a mean temper, but she's also loyal to the bone, a risk-taker and has this unbelievable drive to prove that she can succeed on her own. She also wears leather and gets around on a motorcycle, which I think Nate finds sexy. Frankie and Nate have known each other since they were little growing up in the same town. Both come from well-respected families with a long history in St. Helena. Nate is one charming and hard-working winemaker! I just loved how he notices the little things about Frankie that no one else does and makes her see things in a different perspective. He completely gets her. I think it's cute that he likes to shut her up with kisses! Awww!Ms. Adair seems to highlight some sort of local competition in each St. Helena Vineyard book. This time it's the annual Cork Crawl. The way she writes about the townspeople gearing up for annual events is fun, festive and fits well with the plot. It never ceases to amaze me that every time I read a book in this series, I have this urge to visit wine country again and again. A smart, sexy, tension-filled romance story that will make you laugh, cry and perhaps pop open that bottle of Syrah you've been saving. Salute!*A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.*
Love Nate AND Francesca. I just wish that it didn't end!
Not my favorite of the series, but still cute.
Another fun read in this series.
Can't wait for the next!!!!
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