Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Winemaker's Dinner: Entree 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers
The following review was part of a blog tour by AToMR tours, I revieved a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
The Winemaker's Dinner: EntrĂ©e (The Winemaker's Dinner #2) 
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Dr. Ivan Rusilko has got it bad. He’s in love—with life, his work, and his baby girl, Jaden Thorne. The nearly 3000 miles between Miami and L.A. that once threatened their happily-ever-after now seem nothing more than a mere geographical challenge—nothing a few hours on a plane and a sexy weekend rendezvous can’t trump. No time apart is too long to keep him from wanting her in his arms and in his bed. He’s absolutely sure Jaden is his dream come true.
Jaden Thorne is living the life she’s always wanted. She’s got her one-in-a-million job on a TV cooking show, she’s achieved celebrity chef status, and she’s in a committed relationship with her perfect guy… Then the network’s surprise decision to add a co-host to her show takes a bite out of her perfectly balanced life and career. With a new man in the mix, living the dream gets a whole lot more complicated both personally and professionally.
When the emotional, mental, and physical paths of true love’s course collide with frustration, secrets, and assumptions, will Ivan and Jaden pay the price? Does their dream-come-true cost something neither can afford?
The Winemaker’s Dinner: EntrĂ©e is a decadent meal of passion, sex, and secrets, inspired by the real romantic life of Dr. Ivan Rusilko. Authors Everly Drummond and Dr. Ivan Rusilko have turned up the heat in this emotional follow up to The Winemaker’s Dinner: Appetizers, expertly executing their unique recipe for blending fact and fantasy, with more than a dash of passion and sex




Review

The Winemaker's Dinner: Entree is the second book in this series and continues the love story of Jaden and Ivan. Jaden has taken a job on a cooking show across the country from Ivan; they make it work with plane rides and hot weekends together. Then Jaden gets a hot new co-host that she is attracted to and the new co-host wants her right back. The second book in the series adds some drama and emotional turmoil. Jaden was still a strong lead and Ivan his usual handsome self. Damien the new man in the story was a hot ladies man. I loved this book, the romance and fan worthy bedroom scenes are even better in this one than the last. The drama added flare and the emotional problems that Jaden deals with is once again are very realistic. I especially loved the fact that Ivan’s character was not perfect. The writing was wonderful, the authors seem so in tune with each other and everything fits so well together, you can't even tell that two people wrote this book. I love this book and will be buying copies of it as Christmas presents for many of my friends. I can't wait for the third book to come out and read the conclusion to this really wonderful series.
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The Winemaker's Dinner: Appetizers 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers
This review was part of a blog tour from AToMR tours, I revieved the book in exchange for my honest review.

The Winemaker's Dinner: Appetizers (The Winemaker's Dinner, #1)   
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  Recently named executive chef at one of Miami Beach’s hottest restaurants, Jaden Thorne is determined to make her culinary mark and fulfill her professional dreams. When Jaden is given highly coveted tickets to the ultra-exclusive Winemaker’s Dinner, she jumps at the opportunity to meet South Florida's wealthiest and most influential food and wine enthusiasts.  
 Jaden’s eyes are drawn to the VIP section even before the appetizers appear, but she soon finds herself thinking less about networking and more about the intriguingly sexy stranger eying her from across the room. After dinner, what begins as a light-hearted flirtation unexpectedly catapults into a night of explosive passion. But when morning dawns, Jaden leaves her sleeping Mr. Oh So Sexy behind, sure they’ll never see each other again.
Dr. Ivan Rusilko, a handsome, young physician, boasts an extensive resume’ and a well-established position on Miami Beach’s social scene. But despite his success and glamour, he’s routinely had to suffer uninspiring dates and doomed relationships. With a romantic heart, Ivan’s not the love-‘em-and-leave-‘em type. But when he awakens to find that the girl in the red dress has done exactly that, he resolves to find her--only if it’s just to ask why she left without even a kiss goodbye.
The Winemaker’s Dinner is a fictionalized erotic memoir inspired by the romantic triumphs and tragedies of Dr. Ivan Rusilko’s real life. Weaving fact with fantasy, authors Everly Drummond and Dr. Ivan Rusilko have gifted readers with a swoon-worthy flesh and blood romantic hero and the intoxicating bouquet only a heartfelt tale of passionate love can create.


Review

The Winemaker's Dinner: Appetizers starts out with the two main characters Jaden and Ivan meeting and having a hot night together, but when Jaden wakes up she is intimidated when she finds out who Ivan is. She runs away and when Ivan wakes up and sees that she is gone, he decides to get her back. Jaden is a strong driven woman, she works hard and at the same time she has the same insecurities that most women have. Ivan is a hot, accomplished, every woman’s dream man. Their story is romantic, heart warming and surprisingly realistic. I really enjoyed this book, the romance was sweet and there was an actual story line beyond the sweaty bedroom scenes. The book had me laughing and at other times I wanted to throw my kindle across the room from sheer frustration. The duel points of view gave you insight into what each of the main characters where thinking, the authors did a wonderful job seamlessly blending them together. The book had a nice even flow, nothing seemed rushed and I didn't get bored from lack of action. As much as I enjoyed the sweet romance and bone melting sex scenes, I just didn't love the book. The male lead character was to perfect, he never seemed to do anything wrong. Since the female lead had flaws, she was realistic and could be any woman, but because of Ivan’s perfection he came across as false at times. Beyond that little thing the book was good, the writing was wonderful and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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