Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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.


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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