So Good

So Good

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by Darcy Burke
     
 
Cameron Westcott has spent eight years recovering from heartbreak by keeping romantic entanglements casual and simple. He's never minded being called a manwhore, but after two years immersing himself in his new winery, he might be ready for the next chapter. Especially when he meets a sexy wine distributor--only she says she isn't interested.

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Overview

Cameron Westcott has spent eight years recovering from heartbreak by keeping romantic entanglements casual and simple. He's never minded being called a manwhore, but after two years immersing himself in his new winery, he might be ready for the next chapter. Especially when he meets a sexy wine distributor--only she says she isn't interested.

Following a bitter divorce, Brooke Ellis relocated to Ribbon Ridge to rebuild her life. Things will never be the same for her, and she's coming to terms with that reality when she meets charming, persistent Cam. She can't imagine a happy ever after given his reputation, but he makes her feel so good.

As the sparks between them intensify, they're both hesitant to commit for very different reasons. Or are they really just sabotaging their own futures? If they can trust each other--and themselves--they may realize that what they share is too good to let slip away.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940156973033
Publisher:
Darcy Burke
Publication date:
09/06/2016
Series:
Love on the Vine (Ribbon Ridge) , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
21,567
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge. Visit Darcy online at and sign up for her new releases newsletter, follow her on Twitter at or like her Facebook page,

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So Good 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ytcruz 15 days ago
This is the first book by Ms Burke that I am reading, and I can say, it won’t be the last. The story centers around Cameron, and Brooke. Both have been hurt by love, and have no interest in getting involved in a serious relationship. But really, it goes deeper than that. It reminds me on how are experiences in life tend to create certain hopes or in this case, walls around ourselves and our hearts. These two, seem to be struggling not only with the hurt but with the attraction as well. At times emotional and at others light, the story moves along well and I know that future stories in this series will be enjoyed by myself and others. I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 18 days ago
3.75 stars--SO GOOD is the first installment in Darcy Burke’s contemporary, adult LOVE ON THE VINE romance series focusing on the Westcott brothers of Ribbon Ridge. This is vintner and winery owner Cameron (Cam) Westcott, and wine distributor Brooke Ellis’s story line. LOVE ON THE VINE is a spin off from Burke’s Ribbon Ridge series. We were first introduced to Cameron and his brothers (Luke and Jamie) in You’re Still the One (Ribbon Ridge #6). You do not have to read the original series to follow the premise of SO GOOD but I recommend reading You’re Still the One for some backstory about the brothers and their new winery business. Told from dual third person perspectives (Cam and Brooke) SO GOOD focuses on the start up of Cam, Jamie, and Luke Westcott, and Hayden Archer’s new winery West Arch Estates, and the building relationship between Ribbon Ridge newcomer and wholesale wine distributor Brooke Ellis and our story line hero. There is a side story developing as Brooke and a number of the Archer significant others begin to research the historical significance of the town of Ribbon Ridge. Brooke and Cam met under less than auspicious circumstances at the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration near Ribbon Ridge Oregon, although the sparks flew from the outset. Brooke wanted nothing to do with a man she believed to be a player- a reputation as a manwhore had preceded Cameron Westcott’s introduction. When Cam offers Brooke a position within the company to help promote their wines, a line has been drawn about sleeping with the boss, and a line that is crossed several times. What ensues is Cam’s pursuit of the woman that calls to his heart, and Brooke’s continuous need to push Cam away knowing that she can never give him the future that he wants. The relationship between Cam and Brooke is a push and pull, back and forth, yes and no, frustrating match up as our heroine is afraid about what the future may bring. Both Brooke and Cam have experienced heartbreak in the past but Brooke’s pain is compounded with personal loss. Throughout the story, Cam makes several attempts to woo and seduce out story line heroine only to be rejected time and again, or in a haze of morning-after guilt and punishment. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Cam’s brothers Jamie and Luke, a number of the Archer clan including Cam’s best friend Hayden and his wife Bex, as well as Brooke’s new BFF, and Ribbon Ridge librarian Kelsey McDade. Kelsey and Luke’s story will be told next in SO RIGHT. SO GOOD is a story with plenty of sexual banter between Cam and Brooke, enveloped by the angst of too much drama, secrets and lies. Brooke refuses to acknowledge the truth whenever Cam questions our heroine about her past, and when the truth is finally revealed Cam is blindsided once again. There is a distinct lack of communication and mystery about Brooke’s past that added to the already tense morning after scenarios. The premise is entertaining and engaging; the characters are passionate and energetic although Brooke’s hot and cold reactions were a little over the top; the romance is a bit of a struggle towards a happily ever after.
LynnB888 22 days ago
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed getting to visit Ribbon Ridge again and getting a glimpse into a few of the Archer family’s lives down the road through this new series! We’re starting on a delve into the hunky Westcott men’s stories, and since Cameron is best friends and in business with Hayden Archer, it’s still a great connection to the ever loving family that we all fell for over the years! Darcy has woven a great story here … two hearts who have been stomped on in the past, finding their way to each other and deciding to take a chance again. Loved it! Cameron Westcott doesn’t necessarily consider himself a player … he does love his women, but he’s always up front about what he’s looking for. For once his reputation is biting him where it hurts when he meets a gorgeous woman that he’s interested in and she shoots him down instantly. Brooke Ellis is new to Ribbon Ridge and on the mend from a hurtful divorce, so she’s definitely NOT looking for another womanizer! She can’t deny that she finds Cam attractive though … and she’s in love with the wine his company is producing! Will she actually be the one that makes Cam decide to take a chance on putting his heart out there again?
KimHeniadis 24 days ago
I have read numerous books by Darcy Burke, including most of the Ribbon Ridge series, and this branching out from that series, just continues the wonderful world that Burke has created. The Love on the Vine sub-series lets us continue to see what is going on with the Archer family, but we get to meet more people from Ribbon Ridge, and it seems it’ll be focusing more on the wine business that the family is involved in, which I really like. The first scene where Cameron and Brooke are at a wine tasting, really got the book going. There was wine (of course!), a party, witty banter, and sexual tension. It instantly drew me in, and I was excited to meet all the new characters. Once again Burke does a fabulous job really developing the characters. That is one of the things I love most about the Ribbon Ridge series, I find myself eagerly awaiting the next book to be able to catch up with the going ons of the family. This one also included a side story that involved a mystery. Brooke and three of the other Ribbon Ridgers are working on creating a town history exhibit, and come across a brick with the initials, BNR. I thought they would end up standing for something different than what they did. When the women were working together, Burke did a great job showing the intelligence and budding friendships of the women. The sex scenes were very steamy, but I’ve come to expect nothing less. This is the case also in the Untouchables, Secrets and Scandals, and Regency Treasure Hunters series. I could have done with less of the uncertainty among the main characters in regards to whether they could get over past hurts, and get together, but that is a common theme in romance. Another fantastic book in the series, and I’m looking forward to Love on the Vine book two.
SullyGirl 25 days ago
So Good...should have been called So Great! After enjoying my time in Ribbon Ridge six times over, I was thrilled that the town and its citizens would continue to live on in the Love on the Vine. Cam Westcott has a playboy reputation...okay, his brothers and friends call him a manwhore! But we don't see that behavior in the book, so I tend to over look that...I prefer to think he's a charming rogue. His verbal sparing with Brooke, the new-in-town wine distributor, underscore a fun and sexy chemistry that explodes from their first interaction. But they both have secrets, and that's where the story stuttered for me a bit. Brooke blew hot and cold and sent Cam a lot of mixed signals by not sharing her feelings about this secret. So while I was rooting for them both, I did want to slap Brooke! It was great to see the Archer family and I look forward to more interactions with them in future books. I can't wait to read Luke's book next! I received an ARC for an honest review...all thought are my own
PennieM 25 days ago
I am so happy to take a trip back to Ribbon Ridge and this new series. Cameron Wescott and Brooke Ellis are both wounded souls who have been hurt in the past but it is obvious to anyone who is around them they give off sparks when together and have great chemistry. It was a lot of fun to watch the love, fun, twists, and turns this story takes. The only thing that could make this story better would be if we able to get a sample of the wine along with it. I definitely recommend this and definitely am looking forward to the next in the series! **Received this from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
Bette313 25 days ago
I'm so happy to be returning to Ribbon Ridge with this spin off series - Love on the Vine. This book is a perfect start to that series. It has everything I loved about the Ribbon Ridge stories, quaint small town, family, great characters with passion. I also really enjoy the low angst, laid back feel of the stories Darcy Burke gives us in her contemporary writings. Cameron Westcott and Brooke Ellis have both dealt with relationships gone bad and neither intends to try it again. Light, fun, no strings is all they're looking for now. Until suddenly what starts as just a little fun begins to feel like a whole lot more. A book for the must read list. I highly recommend it.
allromancereader 25 days ago
From time to time, when I finish a book and put it down, I feel like the character's lives are moving on without me, and I'm missing something. So is the case with So Good by Darcy Burke. Fans of Ribbon Ridge will love how this book picks up where the Ribbon Ridge series leaves off, but readers new to the Willamette Valley will easily pick up So Good and fall in love with Cam and Brooke as I did. Cam and Brooke are both dealing with the emotional fallout of previous relationships and their relationship has a lot of push and pull before and AFTER they get together. Neither of them can decide whether they want to act on what they agree is a smoking hot attraction and it's fun to watch them struggle. BUT, there were several times that I wanted to reach into the pages of the book and smack Brooke and say, "What are you thinking?" As the truth about Brooke's background comes out, the book takes a bit of an emotional turn but I love how Cam handles what Brooke has said to him and how he chooses to react to that information. That was a perfect reaction, just the one she needed. I'll go to bed tonight dreaming about Cam and wishing for my own Westcott - there are still two single brothers, after all! Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Lashea677 25 days ago
There is sensuality to the business of wine. The taste of it, the preparation of the flavorful blends, are an attack on the senses and loosen inhibitions. It' s only fitting that this aphrodisiac would be at the center of a love story. Brooke and Cam are a complicated duo brought together by an attraction that is tempting and unstoppable from the beginning. Cam is a visionary. His creativity is one of the driving forces behind his vineyard and his determination is on the verge of paying off. Brooke is gusty, ambitious and wary of the man behind the wine. His reputation precedes him and her pasts haunts her. Will the pain of the past stand in the way of the hope for the future? So Good is classic Darcy Burke. Savvy, sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance. Getting to revisit Ribbon Ridge and catch up with old friends and meet new ones made this romance all the sweeter.