Sunday, October 09, 2016


It was only supposed to be a weekend fling… 

After the two steamy nights they spent together, Josie Jennings never wanted to see Trace Cowan again. After all, he’s from a prominent California wine family, and she’s spent her life trying to break free from Bitter Pecan, her dad’s failing Texas vineyard. Finally, her father has given Josie an out—discover the secret to Red Steel Cellar’s exclusive Reserve and he’ll never again ask her to inventory another case of subpar table wine. All she has to do is dupe the man she still dreams about at night.

…but he can’t leave a woman like her behind… 

When pretty Josie—the woman who rocked his world during last year’s Texas Tasting Tour—walks into Red Steel’s tasting room, former Army Ranger Trace Cowan momentarily forgets his objective. Suddenly, earning his way back into his family’s wine business becomes a little less critical. But sweet talking Josie back into his bed—and his life—become Mission Imperative. 

…unless he discovers she’s the true enemy. 

When he finds out Josie’s less interested in his charms and more interested in his Cabernet, will Trace declare the mission a failure, or will he rescue his and Josie’s future? 

Release Date: October 3, 2016
St. Helena Vineyard Series: Kindle Worlds Novella
Contemporary romance
Review copy provided by author

Liza’s Review:

I'm a fan of the St. Helena Vineyard series from Marina Adair and was really excited to get to read one of the first books released in her Kindle Worlds series. I'm also a huge fan of Kelsey Browning, and love her visit to the St. Helena Vineyard world.

Love So Sweet is a really fast, fun, and sexy read. As it is a novella length book, everything progresses really fast, but at a perfect pace for the story. I love a reunion story and really enjoyed seeing Josie and Trace reconnect. I didn't love Josie was keeping secrets from Trace, but understood she was pretty much stuck between a rock and a hard place. I loved the chemistry between Trace and Josie was still there, even though they hadn't seen each other in such a long time. They seemed to pick up right where they left off and I rally liked them together. 

While I didn't love Josie's plan to use Trace to help out her dad, I did love her way of apologizing to him. It takes a strong person to own up to their mistakes and to also stand up to family and put themselves first. Josie seemed to be drifting along until she went to see Trace and finally knew what she wanted once she got home. I found that in the beginning Josie and Trace didn't communicate as well as they needed, and loved once they started listening to one another, they fixed all their problems.

Love So Sweet fits perfectly into the St. Helena Vineyard world. Ms. Browning stayed true to the world while using her own voice to pull me into Josie and Trace's story. I know fans of the St. Helena Vineyard series will love this story and feel like anyone who enjoys contemporary romance will also enjoy this story.

Rating: 4 Stars (B)

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