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.
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"He spent so much time building his empire, he neglected the things that were truly important. Despite the fact that his grandfather had been gone for five years, he neglected him and the promise he made to him as well." I can honestly say that I'm glad I was never so ambitious that I didn't love truly. And I can be grateful beyond belief for the time I was given to spend every moment with the person I loved the most, before he was gone. I felt bad for West that he didn't get that, that his grandfather was there one moment and gone the next. “Life isn't fair”, is a very true statement. But now West has the chance to fulfill his promise, and make amends to the man who raised him and loved him. There are few things in life that I enjoy better than seeing two strong-willed, confident, slightly arrogant, and used-to-getting-their-own-way men crash together like a couple of Brahma bulls. Rush and West made me shiver. Deliciously. The little town of Canyon Creek didn't hurt either, to be honest. It made me want to sell my home and move there: it's quaint, small, everybody knows everyone - yeah, made me dream. "Rush thought back to the first time he saw West. Clearly his feelings had transformed at some point, but he couldn’t pinpoint the moment when he moved from abject loathing to warm affection." The problem with bulls is that neither one wants to have "the talk". You know, the "where is this going" talk. At some point West is going to have to make a decision about Chicago and his company, especially since Canyon Creek feels more like home every day and the thought of leaving makes his stomach ache. Rush has fallen completely in love with West but he doesn't want to say the words and possibly influence West's decision. This was fun and entrancing. There was definite predictability at the end with West and his company, but I liked the way the author resolved it. Rush and West were truly a perfect match, and I was thrilled with their ending. Thank you, Cate! NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews
The one thing I most noticed about these two MC’s was they are both very quick to make decisions and then both quick to change their minds. Talk about book whip lash. We’ve got West, he’s never really gotten over his Grandfathers death, and if you go deeper probably never over his parents either. Instead of allowing himself to grieve, he throws himself into work. Until one day, bam! he decides today’s the day he drives to release he’s Grandfathers ashes. Rush, also dealing, or not dealing with a death of a loved one. Has moved back to his tiny home town and started a tree farm. Where he plans to live alone the rest of his life. Both of these guys have there lives turned up side down when they meet and re meet each other. Even though, they can’t see the connection, we certainly can. And it’s great. Watching them go from necessary evil to friends to lovers to can’t live with out is amazing trip. Even with the whip lash. I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many reviews