Be Mine Forever by Marina Adair

February 14th, 2014 Kimberly Review 76 Comments

14th Feb
Be Mine Forever by Marina Adair
Be Mine Forever
by Marina Adair
Series: St. Helena Vineyard #4
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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.

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76 Responses to “Be Mine Forever by Marina Adair”

  1. Ginny

    I haven’t read anything by this author before but you know how I love small town romances. I will definitely check out this series. I wonder if I can squeeze one more book into my March read-a-thon list? 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      did you enter to can choose audio. These work well as standalone and are just feel good romances.

  2. Anita Yancey

    Great review. I love that Trey falls for a hometown girl, and Sara sounds like quite a character. It sounds like a great story, and one I would love to read.

  3. Bea

    “avoided unnecessary angst” – I’m delighted to hear it; it’s frustrating when authors throw angst in when there’s no need.

    I noticed you did lots of small town romances, I thought maybe it was on purpose. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I like to mix it up, sometimes angst is good, but I love mixing small-town romances in especial between heavier genres. Like this one I read between a horror novel and a suspense thriller.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is a wonderful small town series and I love that each one features a brother and his romance.

  4. Lily B

    It’s good to see that the author continues to deliver! this series sounds so awesome and the characters keep getting strong.

  5. sherry fundin

    I loved your review, Kim. I am not a huge romance fan, but your descriptions of the characters and their interactions had me smiling. I like snarky characters and this sounds like one of those books where the characters catch me more than the story.

  6. Books Live Forever (

    It really does sounds like a book that I could get swept up in. Great review.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, these offer a nice change 🙂 Happy Valentines Day Jennifer

  7. Candace

    It sounds like the perfect book to review today! I like the sound of the town and the romance sounds sweet!

  8. Sharlene Wegner

    I read the first book & loved it & still need to get my act together & read the rest! Can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the review!

  9. Pamela D

    This is probably the sweetest thing my college boyfriend ever did. He made a scavenger hunt around our campus for me. I found clues written in iambic pentameter and chocolate around the university. It was really adorable.

  10. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh another cute contemp romance! I really need to get more into these. I do love that it is low angst. Sometimes it just doesn’t work for me if there is too much. I also love the sound of all the characters. Stop finding me books! 😉

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Now you know darling, every time I pick up a book for review the first thought I have it…Will Melissa enjoy it? <3 Happy Valentines Day *hands you a chocolate*

  11. Heidi

    This is exactly the type of romance I love. Great chemistry, cozy small town setting and low angst. I definitely need to check out this series.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You would enjoy these from the wine country to the crazy grandmas.

  12. Chris Bails

    I have the first 2 books on this series on my TBR pile. I need to catch up. I also need to pick up book 3. Would love to win this book. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. Great covers & awesome titles.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy them Chris and good luck – this is a wonderful, feel good series.

  13. Braine Talk Supe

    Another winning small town romance! I’ve been reading sappy shiznit this week and I feel like I’ve grown a layer of fluff on my skin! LOL

    Happy V-Day, Kimberly!

  14. Cyn

    Oh man, this does sound super swoon-worthy! I think it’s the dancing, haha! This sounds really cute, I love the idea of the Valentine’s Gala. And all the characters sounds so adorable. Glad you really enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing (:

  15. aurian

    Happy Valentine’s Day Kimba! What happened to the blurb of this book? Did your computer substitute question marks for the comma’s?

    Nice review, I will certainly add this book to my wishlist.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ha..i have no idea what happened. If you get a chance will you stop back and see if they are gone 🙂

        • kimbacaffeinate

          I figured it out, I copied and pasted from Goodreads the synopsis and that is how it looks there too..bwahaha. I am going to fix Goodreads now. Thanks for helping rock Aurian.

  16. Dre

    I am actually looking for a contemporary romance to read that isn’t super angsty, and I think this one would be a good choice. Trey sounds like a really swoon-worthy guy!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is a wonderful series Dre, it makes you feel good and they can be read out of order.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was, Happy Friendship Day, Valentines Day and all that stuff my friend *hands you a chocolate*

  17. Franny

    I can’t join the giveaway, but this sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the lovely review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe sorry it cannot be international Franny but did you enter my international giveaways (in the sidebar) Share the Love and Love for Books?

  18. Felicia the Geeky Blogger

    I think I need to try Marina, I think I would like her since it sounds a bit like Bella Andre or Susan Mallery. Good writing, good story, great characters!

    Happy Valentines Day!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do think you will like her she has a little less heat then Andre but yes her books are similar to both authors.

  19. Victoria (aka Zemfirka)

    Another small-town romance? 🙂 They all sound very cute, I don’t know where I should start, lol!

    Happy Valentine’s Day Kim! & thanks for another great review. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is weird I read them all last month and this was how they fell in the line-up, but since it is Valentines week, it worked out perfectly..tomorrow is murder and mayhem..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Me too Ali, I always now I am going to get the perfect romance 🙂

  20. Jenny

    Yet another series I need to read Kim! I haven’t read anything by this author, and one of my goals this year is to read more new-to-me authors, so I think this might be a good place to start. I’m a big fan of small town romances, and the mention of low angst just seals the deal. A winning combination for me!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      These are just feel good, swoon worthy, curl up by the fire and escape reads that I adore 🙂

  21. Mary

    Ooh, another one to add to the list! I’ve heard of this author but never read anything by her. Love the small town setting and this couple sounds like a pair I really need to get to know!!

  22. Lupdilup

    You right, Marina Adair writing is comforting and sweet. I’ve only listened to the first in the series (BTW, the infamous Kissing Under the Mistle Toe..LOL), it looks like I really need to continue 🙂

    Thanks Kimba!

  23. Melliane

    wow another wonderful series. you keep making me discover new books. But I’ll definitely try to see about the first book. A new really nice contempory romance. I have some but I confess it’s not that much.