Something in the Wine
Publish date: October 28th 2012
Publisher: Ylva Publishing
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
While Jae always writes enjoyable romances, I felt this one was a bit wasted on a somewhat silly and contrived plot— and frankly both Drew and Annie are incredible pushovers for staying friends with an absolute trashbag manchild like Jake. The way he treats Drew like she's a predator or Annie like s...
I gave this five stars when I first read it, but I would give it three or less upon my re-reading. The main character of Annie takes a book's length to realize her true feelings for Drew and I grew weary waiting this time around. I also noticed a continual phrase, Drew's "muscular thighs". They beca...
Nice slow burn, once you get beyond the premise of a guy who sets his sister up on a date with a woman as a practical joke, and all the convoluted logic that follows as the main characters find reasons to be together without *being* together.
A fairly straightforward romance with likable characters and a sweet story, overall. I would have liked to see more of a resolution to Annie's pretty serious issues regarding intimacy, but I enjoyed it quite a bit, just like the rest of Jae's writing.
I'm conflicted in my star rating for this one. I finished the book a minute or two ago so I'm caught up in the emotion of it but I'm still going between 3 and 4 stars. I had a very hard time getting into the story, even though I liked the characters quite a bit. The writing, itself, was what made it...
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