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Be Mine Forever by Marina Adair…ARC Review & Signed paperback giveaway

Happy Wednesday!

I am so happy to be able to bring you my review for Marina Adair’s Be Mine Forever as well as have a signed paperback copy to give away to one lucky winner!

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Be Mine Forever COVER

Book links:

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Synopsis:

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.

 

My review:

Be Mine Forever is the fourth book in author Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyard Series, a series that I have loved from the first book.  Well, I may love each book in the series but this book so far is my absolute favorite of the series! Trey and Sara are quite amazing.

Trey DeLuca has been lured back to St. Helena thanks in part by his sneaky grandmother and now that he was back, he couldn’t wait to leave again.  He wasn’t the kind of guy to put down roots, which made him the perfect DeLuca brother for the VP of sales job.  Always on the go and never on one place for too long which is just how Trey liked it.  Of course that makes being stuck in St. Helena for a few weeks even harder.   He knew he couldn’t let his grandmother down but he also knew staying here and seeing how happily married his brothers are, with growing families, would be hard.  So now he’s here, and making matters worse, has been roped into dancing at the Valentine’s Day Gala with his grandmother and finds himself signed up for dance lessons.  Could it get any worse?  For Trey, no.  Things seem to be looking up, however, when he meets his dance teacher, Sara.  Ok, so maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to stay around and hopefully spend some time with one of the newest, and sexiest, residents of St. Helena.

Single mom Sara Reed has recently decided that she would attempt to get back into the dating pool.  Yes, it would be slightly terrifying, but she owed it to herself to try to live life again.  Running her dance school and taking care of her son takes up almost all of her time these days but if love came along, she wouldn’t shy away from it.  Fate seems to be listening and practically drops the youngest, and most delicious and available DeLuca, into her lap.  With a little help from some of St. Helena’s oldest matchmakers, it seems that they are working alongside fate to give Sara a second chance at love.  Is she really ready?  For that matter, is Trey?

Sara and Trey were walking down different paths in life but end up meeting at a crossroads along the way.  Even with two different ideas on what the future holds for them, they will try to travel down a new path together….hopefully they won’t get lost along the way.

I am so mad at myself for finishing this book so quickly!  I couldn’t help myself though!  It was like eating a big, delicious piece of cake and savoring each bite until you realize you ate the whole piece and it was gone.  Trey is by far the cheekiest and most playful of the DeLuca boys if I do say so myself.  He likes woman and has honed his flirting and skills of seduction over the years.  Sara is in his sights and damn, if he didn’t work his magic.  He was in for a bit of a rude awakening though when she kind of gave him the cold shoulder! That didn’t stop his efforts though…thankfully.  He’s persistent, that Trey.  He also has a huge heart and is sweet and caring and amazing with kids and *dreamy sigh* the list could go on for miles.  What he needs though is someone to tame him and Sara is just the gal for the job.  Just being herself is enough to draw Trey in.  She gives him a run for his money and is slow to let her guard down.  Her past is a sad one and she is right in having some hesitations with Trey and relationships.  Luckily he’s not one to back down and she’s willing to take a chance on him.  They so amazing together and I cried my eyes out at the amazing ending!

Oh, and of course, we get to see our favorite St. Helena grandmothers and the entire DeLuca clan including kids and wives.  I loved every interaction with the brothers and Trey with his sisters-in-law and nieces was just totally swoon-worthy!

So now I enter my book hangover phase and I will be missing Trey and Sara, going back to re-read my favorite parts and anxiously waiting for more from my favorite wine country town.  Thank you, Marina, for a fabulous, sexy and devour-able read!

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About the author:

Every author can identify the exact moment of inception, when the skies parted, the heavens sang, and a divine being came forth, anointing them one of the chosen, blessed to spend the rest of eternity weaving stories of ‘ever after’ for mass consumption.

For me, it wasn’t so much a moment, but an intervention.

Sophomore year, my fellow Blockheads sat me down and explained that I had an addiction. I was a NKOTB–A-holic. Afraid of becoming enablers, they refused to listen to another one of my never-ending stories about our passionate intrigues with Jordan, Joe, Jon, Danny, and Donnie. What they didn’t understand was that New Kids on the Block wasn’t my obsession—they were my current romance-medium of choice.

Twenty years later, my romance addiction is a hard, bodice-ripping, half-dozen books per week. When I’m not reading it or watching it, I am writing it—or workshopping it—or editing it—or strategizing how my hands to get more of it.

In 2010, I realized I was closer to menopause than prom and got serious about my career, writing my way toward a post-graduate degree in creative writing (in the off chance that the first one didn’t stick) and becoming a published romance author.

January of 2012, I sold my first novel, TUCKER’S CROSSING, to Kensington Books and The St. Helena Vineyard series to Montlake Romance.  KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE, the first in the series is a National Bestseller and #1 Romance Series bestseller. SUMMER IN NAPA releases May 14, 2013 and AUTUMN AT THE VINEYARD releases October 2013. In 2014 the first in the Sugar Series, BUT SUGAR’S TWICE AS SWEET, will release from Grand Central’s Forever line.

I live with my husband, daughter and three neurotic cats in Northern California.

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Comments

  1. carlrscott says:

    I like the Spring best of all so I’m very happy that it’s on its way. Thanks

  2. summer

  3. Ann Waters says:

    Spring is my favorite, everything is coming to life

  4. Like fall best.

  5. Summer by far!

  6. Kristen K. says:

    Spring!

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