So in Love

So in Love

by Darcy Burke
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So in Love by Darcy Burke

After a hot hook-up on New Year's Eve, Crystal Donovan plans to avoid Jamie Westcott, which could be difficult, given the size of Ribbon Ridge. But she's only there a few days doing research on the town's history then it's back to her glam life in LA. When his family holds the key to unraveling a century-old mystery she has to seek him out-and the sparks are still flying.

Jamie Westcott works his ass off to repay his college loans, which doesn't leave much time for other commitments. Crystal's a perfect fling: she's fun and sexy and, best of all, they have little in common and she lives somewhere else. Only, the more time they spend together the closer they get, despite their intent to keep things casual.

When everyone learns Crystal sold a screenplay exposing the dark secrets of Ribbon Ridge-and Jamie's family-she becomes the town pariah. Jamie won't leave and Crystal can't stay-can love show them another way?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781973928768
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 1,076,946
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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So in Love 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
So in Love had a really strong start--I loved the cutthroat pool game with the cursed cue (or is it???), the flirtiness, and their New Year's Eve hookup. Jamie and Crystal were cute together, her fears about their age difference (she's 5 years older) aside. From there, though, the story felt like it floundered a bit--much of the drama (relationship and otherwise) felt a bit contrived and overblown--would a mature, adult woman really literally run from a social event just because a few people there become confrontational? And then immediately grab a flight out of state, days earlier than she had planned on leaving? I'm not entirely convinced. Still, everything came together nicely at the end, and the epilogue was very sweet. If you've read the others in the trilogy, you'll undoubtedly want to read this one as well; if you're new to the series there are some mild spoilers here to the historical mystery the heroines are trying to solve together. It's a secondary plot, but if continuity is important to you, you'll probably want to read the books in order ( So Good first, then So Right , and then this one). Final verdict: a cute story, but not on the same level as Ms. Burke's The Untouchables (historical romance) series. Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! I can't say enough good things about this series! So In Love is the third book in Ribbon Ridge: Love on the Vine series by Darcy Burke. It is Crystal Donovan and Jamie Westcott's love story. Crystal and Jamie's hot hook-up after a New Year's Eve party is more than either expected, but neither one wants a relationship which should work just fine since Crystal doesn't live in Ribbon Ridge full time. The only issue is that she seems to be in town more often because of the research she is doing on the town's history and her friends who she is working with on the project are dating Jamie's brothers. All of which are making it difficult to avoid him. Jamie is too busy to make commitments so having fun with Crystal seems ideal, until their feelings for each start to change and keeping it casual isn't what either of them want any longer. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I had enjoyed the other books in this series, so I was pretty eager to see what was going to happen in the new one. I liked Crystal and Jamie. They're both passionate and smart and really good people. I liked that they were both insecure in their pasts; it felt realistic. As always, seeing the other characters was delightful. Plot wise, it was a bit boring for me. As much as I enjoyed Crystal and Jamie, I didn't see a lot of their chemistry. And the historical aspect of it didn't interest me as it did when mentioned in the other stories. Overall, it was a quick read and I was definitely interested in what happened. I liked the ending and loved the epilogue. **Huge thanks to Darcy Burke for providing the arc free of charge**
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
SO IN LOVE is the third and final installment in Darcy Burke’s contemporary, adult LOVE ON THE VINE erotic, romance series focusing on the Westcott brothers of Ribbon Ridge. This is twenty seven year old, economics graduate and vintner Jamie Westcott, and thirty two year old, PA/ budding screen writer Crystal Donovan’s story line. The LOVE ON THE VINE series is a spin off from Burke’s Ribbon Ridge series. We were first introduced to Jamie and his brothers (Cameron and Luke) in You’re Still the One (Ribbon Ridge #6). You do not have to read the original series to follow the premise of SO IN LOVE 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 (Jamie and Crystal) SO IN LOVE follows the building relationship between vintner Jamie Westcott, and PA Crystal Donovan-a relationship that began with a New Year’s Eve one-night stand, and Crystal’s reluctance to get involved with a man five years her junior. Ribbon Ridge is a small town where everyone is connected through family or friendship, and Crystal’s connections to Ribbon Ridge place our heroine on the committee researching the historical significance of the small town she has yet to call home. While Jamie Westcott intends to pursue Crystal Donovan for something more than a one-night stand, Crystal uncovers some disturbing history that places Jamie’s family in the middle of a controversial era in the settling of Ribbon Ridge. What ensues is the growing love between Crystal and Jamie, and the fall out as more of Jamie’s family history comes to light. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Luke and Kelsey (So Right #2), and Cameron and his wife Brooke (So Good #1), both Jamie and Crystal’s parents and siblings, Crystal’s best friend Alaina Pierce (The Idea of You /Ribbon Ridge #4), as well as a large number of the Archer clan from the original Ribbon Ridge Series. The relationship between Crystal and Jamie is one of immediate attraction but Crystal struggles with the five-year age difference, as well as the possibility of a long-distance relationship that is rarely successful. Jamie’s personal life is shrouded in rejection and loss; Crystal struggles with memories from the past, and a history she is reluctant to reveal. The $ex scenes are intimate, seductive and passionate. SO IN LOVE is a timely, story of controversy that somewhat mirrors the political and volatile unrest in today’s American society. While our heroine uncovers a dark and violent past in Ribbon Ridge’s history, the connections to our story line hero are personal and potentially embarrassing to the people he loves. The premise is entertaining and engaging; the characters are spirited and encouraging; the romance is challenging and intense. SO IN LOVE is a revealing and surprising conclusion to Darcy Burke’s LOVE ON THE VINE series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. Jamie and Crystal are so great together and it's good to see them both get their HEA.
SullyGirl More than 1 year ago
Jamie and Crystal are fun and sexy, with great chemistry and a relationship to root for. On paper, they look to not have a lot in common, other than their mutual friends. He's a bit younger, much poorer (thanks to student loans and an ex-gf) and a small town guy. She's got money, thanks to a great job with her movie star best friend, and is a big city girl all the way. But as Crystal continues to help solve an old mystery surrounding Ribbon Ridge and a little known citizen, what she finds may not make her very popular in the town Jaime loves. While he's supportive of her work, he's also cautious of how it will affect the town, his family and their relationship. For this reason, I am very glad I've read the first two books in the Love on the Vine series (as well as the original Ribbon Ridge books). While there's enough background info to make this a stand-alone, I encourage reading the others, also. The information Crystal discovers about the early inhabitants of Ribbon Ridge is disturbing, and unfortunately, timely to recent events in the that should NOT still be an issue in 2017. But like most Darcy Burke books I've read, it just makes the storyline more compelling and real. Yet another 5 star read!
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Finding love when you least expect it! A super casual hook-up ends up turning their lives upside down when neither can resist the pull of going back for more! I love the characters of this series and really enjoy getting to see the Archer family throughout it. This book threw me a little because it stirred up the ugliness of current events in my mind and lured me away from the fictional haze I usually enjoy when losing myself in a story. It was well written, and I enjoyed how it all played out though. Jamie Westcott and Crystal Donovan share a one-night fling on New Year's Eve and then go on with their every day life afterwards. He reaches out, but she feels awkward and ignores him until they accidentally cross paths again. The timing is beneficial to her though, so she seeks him out to inquire about some family history she stumbled on during her research of Ribbon Ridge's history and her work on a screenplay about the old building site they stumbled upon at the winery. She lives in the glamour of LA, and he's working his finger to the bone to pay off his student loans and past debit. Can they actually make anything more than a casual fling work? Neither can deny how attached they are becoming to each other, but it may all go up in flames when she stumbles upon some family history that isn't pretty!