by Marina Adair
Series: St. Helena Vineyard #4
Also in this series: Kissing Under the Mistletoe, Summer in Napa, Autumn in the Vineyard
Publisher: Montlake Romance
on January 21, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Reading Challenges: Ebook
For Trey DeLuca, the idea of settling down was entirely unsettling. As VP of sales for his family’s wine company, he’s never in any one city—or with any one woman—for long, which is how he likes it. But when family obligations keep him temporarily grounded in his hometown, he finds the perfect distraction. She’s sweet, gorgeous, and sexy as hell…only her life screams commitment.Between raising her son and struggling to keep her dance school afloat, Sara Reed has her hands full. Dance students she needs—a steamy tangled sheets cha-cha with a self-admitted commitment-phobe? Not going to happen. But sparks fly as the town prepares for a big Valentine’s Day gala, and Trey strikes a deal with Sara…he’ll “manny-up” and watch her son in exchange for ballroom lessons. With love quickstepping ever closer, Sara needs to teach this playboy some new steps or risk losing him—and her heart—forever.
Marina Adair’s, St. Helena Vineyards series is quickly becoming one of my favorite, go to, feel good series and Be Mine Forever is perhaps one of my favorites. Set in wine country I have enjoyed watching each of the DeLuca siblings fall, and Trey DeLuca was no exception. Mini review: heart-warming and hot with a little boy who stole my heart.
Trey DeLuca is the families Vice President of Sales, a task that has him racking up the frequent flyer miles. It is a life style he prefers, but all that is about to change when a sweet and sexy ballerina named Sara, complicates his life. It’s almost Valentine’s Day in St. Helen, and the annual Gala is being planned which added humor and charm to this small-town tale. Family obligations find Trey surrounded by his brother’s wives and looking after their kids. Trey soon finds himself out of his element and falling for a woman who screams commitment. My heart flipped as I watched this polished, sexy man unwind and find land.
Adair has created such a unique town with characters you cannot help, but fall in love with. Sara and Trey immediately stole my heart. Between their back stories and the tango, they danced I practically melted. There is certainly some heat, but it was the dance that made my toes curl. From the delicious, sometimes snarky banter to the blushes and unexpected feelings I was completely swept up in wanting my HEA. Sara’s son Copper just stole my heart from his struggles to his wide eyed grins of awe. Once again the author brings to life both wine country and the small town of St. Helena. ChiChi’s shenanigans and heart-warming stories made me smile and giggle. We get more face time with couples from the previous books and the interactions with Trey’s sister-in-law and niece were hilarious.
Be Mine Forever was a sweet romance with a couple who had perfect chemistry. Trey and Sara are a couple you cannot help but champion. Adair made me feel for them and I became completely swept up as the romance unfolded. She avoided unnecessary angst while peeling back Trey’s layers. He is complicated, noble, incredibly sweet and just so damn sexy. *swoon* One of my favorite aspects of this series is its small town dynamics. I love their traditions, competitions and the wine making business that impacts most of the town. I found myself equally caught up in their stories and those of the other DeLuca siblings. Once again Adair had me closing the book with a smile and eager to visit again.
Fans of small-town romance, low-angst and just enough heat to make you swoon will love Be Mine Forever. While each of these novels will work as a standalone, the St. Helena Vineyard series is one you will want to enjoy from the beginning. From the Moment We Met, is the next book in the series and is set to release in May 2014.
Four and half cups of coffee out of five
St. Helena Vineyard Series
Marina Adair is giving one US resident the chance to win a paperback or audio copy of Be Mine Forever. Good luck!