Book 1, Love on the Vine - A Ribbon Ridge Novel
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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.
Fall in love with Cam and Brooke
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.
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.
So Good is so great
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