Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: Christmas in Wine Country

Title:  Christmas in Wine Country
Author:  Addison Westlake
Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services
Release Date:  November 18, 2012
File Size/Pages:  868 KB/303 pgs
Source:  Addison Westlake

My Rating:  4/5

Summary:  It's Lila's big debut as an event planner and the company holiday party is going to be her chance to shine. At a Tuscan-style vineyard near the Northern California coast in the perfect little black dress she's sure to impress commitment-phobe Phillip. What could go wrong?

Seventy-two hours later with no job and no boyfriend, Lila finds herself with all kinds of answers to that question. Like mistaking the glowering Jake Endicott of Endicott Vineyards for the groundskeeper. Or a new video on YouTube featuring Lila pawing her way through drunken karaoke of "Hungry Like the Wolf."

Solo on the romantic holiday getaway she'd booked for her and Phillip near the vineyard, Lila at least gets to visit with her old friend Annie who lives nearby in the coastal town of Redwood Cove. Drawn into the local bookstore with gleaming wooden floors and welcoming armchairs, Lila chats with the owner and impulsively accepts a job offer.

Sleepy, misty Redwood Cove is the perfect place for Lila to take a break from her horrible track record with guys. The only one she finds even remotely attractive knows her as the holiday party crazy lady. Ranked in Bay Area magazine's 10 hottest bachelors, Jake Endicott is just the type Old Lila would have wasted years pining after.

Join Lila on her year of comedy, adventure and self-discovery on the Northern California coast, with all kinds of ups, downs and misadventures and a full cast of small-town wine country characters. Thankfully, even the greatest misunderstandings can all be worked out with a little Frank Sinatra and mistletoe.

Review:  I received this novel from the author, in exchange for my honest opinion, and I really enjoyed it! The story is about an Event Planner, who finds herself job-less and boyfriend-less within a matter of 72 hours. Over the next year, Lila learns more about herself, happiness, true friends, and good guys. Although it took me a little while to get into the book, it ended up being a fun, loving, enjoyable read!

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