1 part tatted-up single dad restauranteur
1 part effervescent younger wine rep
Spice generously with sexual tension
Combine at a foodie conference
Serve steaming hot
At not-quite forty, with his son a high school senior, Bert’s going to be dining alone.
His restaurant’s wine rep has a few ideas on how he might sate all of his appetites.
He hasn’t been buying what she’s been selling, but she’s only in Memphis for a few months before moving back home to California…and he is only mortal.
Besides, it’s not like he’s going to fall in love for the first time in his life or anything crazy like that, right?
Mae Wood is a mommy, bookworm, and lawyer (in that order).
A while ago Mae decided that she needed to give up the fear that she couldn’t write “great literature” and write what she wants to read.
And she wants romance. And laughter.
She wants heroines who are brave. Brave enough to be themselves and brave enough to fall in love.
She wants men who are strong and kind.
Mae lives in the Southeastern United States and sets her books in hot and steamy Memphis, Tennessee.
This was my first book by Mae Wood. The blurb was definitely catchy and I couldn’t wait to read it.
It was quite good. This story about this restauranteur (Bert), and the sassy wine rep (Drennan) was fun, spicy and of course hot!
Bert is quite the catch, successful businessman divorced and happy father of no longer teen, he’s living this life one moment at the time, especially when it comes to women.
Drennan is independent and caring for her family business. Coming from a well-known family in her field, she wanted to learn from her own, as a hard worker, she is always trying to learn new things. Passionate and sassy, she could not notice the hot restaurateur who is making all the women fawning all over him.
Drennan and Bert have great chemistry, it’s undeniable. The story is entertaining, full of sexy parts and sexual tension.
I have just one thing that frustrated me, the way Drennan was trying to get Bert attention first, it was so far from her personality. Unfortunately, it spoiled me a bit for most part of the story.
I read this book until the end because it has great material to provide some steamy and sweet romance, but it was to me a bit drawn at times, especially in the middle when the constant descriptions, the hesitation and unsaid things made me lose my attention.
The part about their work life was kinda interesting. I really liked it. Hopefully the last part of the book got me hooked until the end. The writing was very good.
If you like steamy romance with a hot single dad, this one is for you. .