REVIEW: “TASTING NOTES” by Cate Ashwood

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TITLE: Tasting notes
AUTHOR: Cate Ashwood
COVER ARTIST: Anna Sikorska
PUBLISHER: Dreampsinner Press
GENRE:  Contemporary
E-BOOK: yes
PRICE: $ 6,99 e-book on Dreamspinner store
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: 26rd October 2015

 

BLURB: There’s nothing that can’t be solved over a glass of excellent wine.

Joseph “West” Weston has paid for his wealth and success with long hours at the office and no personal life to speak of. Meetings, conference calls, and paperwork dominate his waking hours and have kept him from honoring the promise he made to his late grandfather years before.

After leaving the Marines, Robert “Rush” Coeman returns to his hometown and settles in as a Christmas tree farmer. His life is quiet and simple, and he likes it that way. When West arrives in town and buys Rush’s parents’ vineyard on a whim, that simple life is turned upside down. The animosity between them is palpable, but Rush shelves his preconceived notions in order to protect his parents’ legacy. He agrees to help West learn how to run the vineyard, and Rush soon realizes that love doesn’t necessarily come in the package he expected.

 

11910609_10200825378993082_554788686_nIf you are looking for a few hours of romantic pleasure and you love your stories with lots of heart and minimal angst, this is the perfect book for you. Tasting Notes is my first book by this author and I was pretty excited to read it, as I’d heard so many great things about her. I wasn’t disappointed. Cate Ashwood, you have a new fan now. This story has all the elements I love in my romances. The writing is great, the storyline perfectly structured, the characters intriguing, the heat level up in the sky with minimal angst, just the perfect balance for my taste.
Being a city girl, it’s quite surprising, but I seriously want to pack up everything and move to Canyon Creek. I want to taste cinnamon roll pancakes, drink delicious lattes and be part of this amazing community as soon as possible.
The story itself is quite simple, the blurb says it all. West stops in a small town in California and feels an instant pull towards the place, feels home for the first time since his grandfather’s death. He falls in love with the winery he sees on his way out of town and as it reminds him of his family he buys the place on a whim. He meets Rush, a retired Marine, who is the son of the previous owners, and asks for his help while learning the ropes of operating a winery. Although West and Rush are attracted to each other from the first sight, their relationship has a bumpy start. As they begin working together, they are getting to know each other and their strong attraction turns into friendship with benefits and much more. Page by page we get to experience their sizzling chemistry, their deepening connection as the story unfolds. This book is certainly on my reread list now. Highly recommended!!!

 

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****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****

 

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