Review and Book Giveaway ~ Summer in Napa (St. Helena Vineyard #2) by Marina Adair

I am excited to share the latest book in the St. Helena Vineyard series by Marina Adair. Summer in Napa is the second in the series.  If you missed my review of the first book in the series, Kissing Under the Mistletoe, you can find it here.  Continue reading... as you scroll down, you will find my review and a chance to win a signed paper.  More  details below...

Summer in Napa (St. Helena Vineyard #2) by Marina Adair
Published May 14th 2013 by Montlake Romance
ISBN:1611099730 (ISBN13: 9781611099737)

review courtesy of author

Six months ago, New York restaurant owner Alexis “Lexi” Moreau walked in on her husband, Jeff, and their sous chef mixing business with pleasure. Now, Lexi is back in her hometown of St. Helena, California, rebuilding her life and hoping to turn her grandmother’s patisserie into the bistro of her dreams. All she needs is luck, lots of hard work, and a way to avoid the thirty blind dates her matchmaking grandmother arranged. Enter Marco DeLuca — Jeff’s handsome, commitment-phobe best friend who has always had his sights set on Lexi. In high school, Marco convinced himself that Lexi was off-limits. And she still is, especially since Marco’s family’s wine business all depends on a deal with Jeff. But a fake summer romance is the perfect way for Lexi to distract the would-be suitors her grandmother has set up for her. A perfect way for Marco to realize she’s the only one that ever mattered. And a perfect way to fall deliciously in love.
My Review:
Two words... LOVED. IT. I went back to the first book, so I can get a feel for Marco.. soo many books, I was started to merge my characters. Its a great story line and sometimes I was thought I knew how it would end but I didn't. Lexi family and friends mean well but the minute she moves back home after leaving behind her restaurant, her recipes and her cheating husband... the matchmaking begins. And it gets old fast.., so to keep her family and friends at bay she partners up with sexy Marco and makes them assume they are a "couple".. A couple with "benefits".  The love story between these two is hot and you want them to reunite at least to have hot steamy sex.  Both were very strong characters and I couldn't put it down. I immediately disliked her husband, what a loser.
In all honesty I will put this on my Read Again pile.  If you are sorting through new release and can't figure out which book to read next, put this one up on the top of the pile.  Enjoy... Summer can't get any hotter than this book.   

My Rating:

For one lucky winner, Marina is offering a signed paperback ARC to one US follower. Contest runs until 12:00 am EST, Wed, May 22nd. 
To be eligible, leave a comment below and tell us what you.....
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A Buckeye Girl Reads said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a great summer read! What I love most about Summer is being able to read outside. :) buckeyegirlreads @

Maria E. said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review Kat! This sounds like a wonderful read.

What I love about summer... Being able to take your favorite book and find a lovely shaded area to sit and read, surrounded by blooming flowers! :)

Painted Bunyip said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm not from the US but sounds like a great book.
Summer i look forward to days by the water swimming

Tea norman said... Best Blogger Tips

I like almost any book with a setting in Napa Valley. Always wanted to visit there.

Martha Lawson said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a really good book! I love the longer days of summer, hate the winter when it gets dark so early!! Thanks for the giveaway.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥ said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations to Martha... She was randomly selected as the winner of this giveaway.
Martha- I have sent you an email... Please check for it..


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