ARC Review: Autumn in the Vineyard by Marina Adair

Posted October 29, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 5 Comments

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ARC Review: Autumn in the Vineyard by Marina Adair
Autumn in the Vineyard
by Marina Adair

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 29, 2013
Series: St. Helena Vineyard #3
Published by Montlake Romance
Pages: 324
Format: ARC
 

“I simply cannot get enough of the Deluca Brothers from St. Helena Vineyards” ~ Under the Covers

Autumn in the Vineyard is a sweet and heartwarming story about two people who are trying to make their mark in their world.  Not only in their status, but proving themselves in the eyes of their family and making their long life dreams come true.  Unfortunately, this time, they are after the same dream.

If you read, Summer in Napa, you know that Frankie and Nate had a very public encounter showing the whole town of St. Helena what has always been obvious…they had it bad for each other.  Whether they were blinded or in denial, their feelings were clear.   They have managed to avoid each other since high school, but a judge mandated situation forces them to work together to resolve an issue with the land they own.

Nate and Frankie’s relationship was definitely entertaining to read about.  They had this love and hate relationship that in the beginning, I was not sure how Ms. Adair would get them to actually like each other.  I was afraid that there would be a hate to insta-love relationship but Ms. Adair did a fabulous job making the “falling in love” in a very subtle way.  I have to admit though that their banters and fights just had me smile knowing that all it was just built up lust toward each other.  From the beginning, I had this curiosity on how and when they will just give in to it.

Nate was very cute with his annoying taunts towards Frankie, but as a reader, you heard the real thoughts about her.  It was like watching a teen trying to come to terms with his emotions towards a girl he likes.  I have to admit though, everything he did including his infuriating comments and his sweet and caring gestures had me melting all over my book.  Not to forget the sexual appeal he radiated right through the pages were just full of promises.  But despite what Frankie thought of him, Nate is sweet and caring.  He actually is the one everyone loves and respects.

Frankie however, was a little bit more complicated.  She is a bad ass, works hard for everything she wants but she had issues that affected all her actions and decisions.  Her hate for Nate really goes deeper and longer than Nate suspected.  She has been jaded by the people she loved and trusting anyone else is just hard for her.  Who can blame her, she’s been hurt way too many times.  I guess that is why she gives off the persona of a bad ass.  She just wants to detach from any more pain.  But deep inside that leather wearing, motorcycle riding, hard ass persona, Frankie aka Francesca is really sweet.  I love that despite all the put downs she had received, she is still focused in what she wants to do and she would do anything to follow her dreams.  Even if it means working with a Delucca.

Overall, Frankie and Nate’s story was a great read.  I just loved Nate.  Ms. Adair yet again had me swooning over the hero she had written about.  I did nothing but smile, grin and sigh as I read this book.  And if you’re anything like me who is a hopeless romantic, you will also love this series.

I simply cannot get enough of the Deluca Brothers from St. Helena Vineyards.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Marina Adair

Marina Adair is a National bestselling author of romance novels. Along with the St. Helena Vineyard series, she is also the author of Tucker's Crossing, part of the Sweet Plains series. She currently lives in a hundred-year-old log cabin, nestled in the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, with her husband and daughter.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive.

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Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Liked your review very much. Thanks.

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Thanks for passing by, Eileen! ~Angela

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I’m hopeless romantic,I can’t help myself 😀
Just today on Amazon, I accidentally saw this book,to read or to read later this book – I thought 😀
After reading this review,I want to read this book,and I will 🙂

Thanks for the recommendation and amazing review Angela 🙂

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