Monday, 3 October 2016

Review: The Crush by Heather Heyford

Juniper Hart has her dream job—or rather, her dream job has her. Under Junie’s management, the winery her late father started is finally getting noticed. But she’s lonely, deep in debt, and overwhelmed with work. Even if she had time to date, the only men she meets are smug,
stemware-breaking hotshots like Lieutenant Manolo Santos, whose good looks and smooth charm don’t half make up for the sour taste he leaves on Junie’s palate.

After years as an army engineer and a childhood in a restaurant kitchen, Manolo can see Junie’s winery is about to go sideways—and he’s bursting with ideas to help. Except Junie’s far too magnetic for comfort. He left New Jersey to escape becoming one more Santos man shackled to a captivating woman and a failing family business. But in the misty hills of Oregon, with a sip of supple Pinot on his tongue, pulling away is the last thing he wants to do . . .

ebook, 232 pages
Expected publication: October 25th 2016 by Lyrical Press

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is October 25th, 2016.

It is clear that Heyford has a strong knowledge of everything wine related and in wine production as this is the focal point of the story.  In fact, for me, it was what I found most interesting.  Putting aside the plot, I found myself fascinated with the details provided regarding the production of wine.  I found this somewhat ironic as I myself am not a big fan of wine.

As for the story of Juniper and Manolo, this book provides exactly what is expected.  With the alpha male in Manolo, and the strong female lead in Juniper.  It was evident from their first meeting that they would be drawn together.  The best part for me was how Manolo took care of Juniper without even realizing that she was changing everything he thought hew wanted in life.  It was interesting to see this unfold.

While not offering an surprises with the love aspect of the story, what it did offer was a little bit of education in the winery industry.  A good read.

About the Author

Heather Heyford learned to walk and talk in Texas, and then moved to England. (“Ya’ll want some scones?”) While in Europe, Heather was forced by her cruel parents to spend Saturdays in the leopard vinyl back seat of their Peugeot, motoring from one medieval pile to the next for the lame purpose of ‘learning something.’ What she soon learned was how to allay the boredom by stashing a Cosmo under the seat. Now a recovering teacher, Heather writes contemporary romance novels set in the
wine country.

No comments:

Post a Comment