ARC Review & Blog Hop….The Winemaker’s Dinner: Entrée (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: Entrée 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.

My Review:

*long, drawn out dreamy sigh* Oh, I’m supposed to be writing my review! Must. Stop. Daydreaming. Ok, I think I’m ready now…..

The Winemaker’s Dinner: Entrée is the second book in the Winemaker’s Feast Trilogy and satisfied the palate that Appetizers whet our appetite for!

This installment picks up where TWD: Appetizers left off and puts the reader on course for a trip through the highs, and lows, of Jaden and Ivan’s blossoming relationship.

Jaden is enjoying her new career in L.A. as the host of One Hot Kitchen, her cooking show and chef’s dream.  Despite the stresses of daily life in the spotlight and a new pain-in-the-ass co-host, Jaden appreciates it all and feels like the luckiest girl in the world.

Unfortunately, Ivan is still in Miami tending to his own thriving medical career.  They’re both determined to make it work though.  Twice monthly interludes filled with surprises, romance and lust are sure to keep this love affair on the right track. Surely nothing can come between Ivan and Jaden and ruin the amazing thing they’ve found….or can it?

I freaking loved this book. Jaden is a kick ass heroine with a strong personality with a soft side for the important things in life….family and love.  Ivan is, well, Ivan! He’s delicious! I mean who doesn’t love a guy who is enchantingly romantic one minute and chopping down trees the next?  Talk about the perfect combo! And, I’m sure by now you’ve all seen the package it all come in?! Hello!? *dreamy sigh….oops!  Got lost in a daydream again*

This book had everything a story should have….an amazing couple, romance the oozes off the pages, HOT scenes that practically set the reader on fire, humor, a villain you love to hate and a cliffhanger at the end that leaves the reader filled with emotion and longing for the next book.  Without giving any spoilers away I will say this….have a box of tissues on hand for the last quarter of the book and get ready to spend the rest of the day with puffy eyes and a book hangover (and any book that makes me feel that way is a great book in my opinion!)

Once again, Ivan and Everly have nailed this fact-based fiction and have made this reader a happy camper!! Thank you both!


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Giveaway:  Omnific Publishing is running an AMAZING giveaway that includes:

(1)   Kindle Fire Pre-loaded with APPETIZERS, ENTRÉE, RSVP, and NO RESERVATION

(2)   Signed Print copies of APPETIZERS and ENTRÉE

(1)   Signed 18X24 Poster of Dr. Ivan

(10) Signed Winemaker’s Swag Packs

(2) Miama Beach Sea Turtle Key Chains

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(Omnific is running the Rafflecopter below and will be choosing the winners)
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Don’t forget to check out the rest of the tour for fun interviews, guest posts and more! Here’s the list of the participating blogs:

About the authors:

Dr. Ivan Rusilko, DO, CSN, PT, is an accomplished weight loss, wellness, physical enhancement and sexual health physician in Miami, Florida. A certified sports nutritionist, champion bodybuilder, international male fitness model, and former Mr. USA 2008 & 2010, Dr. Ivan graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and sits as the national media and public relations expert and spokesperson on diet, exercise and sports nutrition for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Dr Ivan Rusilko author picDr. Ivan has been a feature health writer and lifestyle coach for numerous magazines and online publications including The Washington Times and Quarter Life Health.

In addition to health and wellness, he has a variety of interests and activities including event coordination, photography, writing, and politics.

With his debut novel, “The Winemaker’s Dinner: Appetizers,” book one of a planned three book series due out in the summer of 2012, Dr. Rusilko is excited to offer a male voice in a predominantly female authored genre. Always one with a story to tell, he hopes to continue writing, exploring new genres and projects, as well as field future entertainment opportunities.

He is proud to bring two of his passions, his medical wellness and sexual health background and writing together in this unique project. He hopes that the “The Winemakers Feast Trilogy” will help spark an enthusiasm and liberation among women, inspiring them to bring their sexual health into focus and achieve a better quality of life.

Dr. Ivan Rusilko | Twitter | Facebook

Everly DrummondAs a student of the Centennial College Social Service Worker program, and the Trent University Biology program, Everly Drummond had a previous life in administration and transportation before launching her career as a writer. Everly’s other writing projects include City of the Damned, a paranormal romance series, and Blood of the Ancients, a YA paranormal romance. All four novellas in the City of the Damned series have appeared on the Amazon.com bestseller list. Everly resides in Toronto, Ontario, where she is currently working on the third installment to The Winemaker’s Dinner with co-author, Ivan Rusilko.

Everly Drummond | Twitter | Facebook


  1. I cannot wait!! Yay!!

  2. I cannot wait!! Yay!! I love the concept of a real person as the character! It makes for a fun read, knowing exactly what the character looks AND sounds like!!

  3. Lisa Sasso Uranker says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I like the idea of a fictional character so I can make them up in my head what I imagine them to look like.

  4. Thank you so much for the review… LOVED IT!!! eheheh

  5. So excited for the release! The fact that there is fact mixed with fiction is a total plus to me.

  6. Shirley Bastian says:

    For anyone who has not yet checked out this series, I have to ask – What are you waiting for?! Everly Drummond and Dr. Ivan Rusilko make a great team and with “Appetizers” and now “Entree” they have brought us a fantastic love story for today!!

  7. Still reading! That work thing seems to get in the way!! 🙂

  8. Already downloaded. Love this series.

  9. Kristine Radgman says:

    Oh I wish I could get to meet them and have a signed copy

  10. Thanks for your review, Jilly! I have read The Winemaker’s Dinner: Appetizers and I love love love it! Now I’m dying to read The Winemaker’s Dinner: Entrée especially after your review!! And to answer the question in Rafflecopter:

    I love that The Winemaker’s Dinner is a fictionalized erotic memoir based on Dr. Ivan’s real life and romantic trysts! As much as I enjoy fictional characters and book boyfriends, Dr. Ivan is real (and oh so gorgeous! *swoon*) and gives us hope that one day we might meet our very own Dr. Ivan! Haha, a girl can dream huh? I really can’t wait to read The Winemaker’s Dinner! Love me some Ivan already please 😉

    All the best to Everly and Dr. Ivan on the release of The Winemaker’s Dinner: Entrée! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays! *fingers crossed* I really hope to win The Winemaker’s Dinner: Entrée (or hope my pay check comes sooner!) 🙂

    • Oops! I forgot to include my email address: tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com
      Lol! Guess that’s what Dr. Ivan does huh? Makes you all excited 😛

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