When you fall in-love it’s forever
Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars
Crystal Reid is desperate to find the man of her life, and has resorted to online dating in the hope of finding this elusive Mr Right, but with absolutely no success. It has become quite an obsession, despite her passion for music. She feels she needs a change of scenery to find herself and decides to relocate for 6 months to the West Coast, with the help of her best friend.
She gets a job at a small winery in Napa Valley. The place is falling apart and the job is unclear though, ranging from cleaning to playing the cello for hypothetic visitors. Ed Martin, its owner, is rough and grumbly but intends to teach her some winetasting skills.
When she meets Nate Teller, the bartender of the place where she usually dates her potential Mr Rights, she is intrigued. Nate is emotionally unavailable, for a reason she doesn’t understand. She has made a checklist of the qualities of the perfect man, and Nate is the opposite of everything she wants in a guy. So why is she attracted to him ?
Nate is friendly but complex, he seems broken and hates love. He refuses to plan for the future, wants to live in the present. He is not interested in Crystal, but then he is… And when he starts romancing Crystal, she can’t resist him. But Nate has to reveal her the story of his life, and it’s not an easy one to hear.
I enjoyed this heartfelt story about love, friendship, fidelity and hope. I love Jeannine Colette’s narrative style and characterization. I have read all her books so far. This book was different from the previous ones in the series though, less passionate. It was more an emotional and touching exploration of a friend/lover relationship and Ms. Colette nailed it. Wild abandon is connected to Reckless Abandon, Crystal being a co-worker of Emma at the academy. However, it can perfectly be read as a standalone. I really enjoyed the little cameo of Emma and Alexander, the heroes from Reckless Abandon.
I received a copy of this book from the author and Wordsmith Publicity, in exchange for an honest review.
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THE ABANDON COLLECTION
A heart-wrenching breakup, an accident… a loss.
Every time Emma Paige stretches out her right hand she is reminded of all the dreams that faded in one awful weekend.
But when Emma and her sister, Leah, embark on a trip to Capri, Italy, a near drowning leads them deserted in a foreign country. When a stranger offers to help, the sisters follow him to his luxury yacht where Emma faces her greatest challenge yet.
His name is Asher.
Over the course of three days, Emma and Asher enter into an intense, complex and emotion extracting relationship. But when Emma learns of Asher’s real identity she finds herself betrayed and stranded by the only man she was ever able to open her heart to.
A chance meeting in New York, a romance communicated through music and a choice greater than any love she’s ever known, Emma learns of Asher’s demons and is left to wonder…
Is he here to save her or is he the one who needs saving?
KATHRYN GRAYSON has it all—a beautiful husband, new baby, and a life most women would dream of. But after putting her career on hold for her family, Kathryn sets out to reclaim the woman she once was.
When Kathryn meets her new boss, ALEXANDER ASHER, Manhattan playboy and heir to his family’s fortune, their relationship is heated… and not in a good way. The two are at odds, playing a cat-and-mouse game that has Kathryn pouncing.
Kathryn seeks the comfort of her husband, GABRIEL MONROE, an up-and-coming attorney who seems to have less and less time for his wife as his career takes flight, leaving her dreaming about the days when their love story was a fairy tale.
After a heated argument, a box of Twinkies and a very elaborate display of white roses, Kathryn and Asher call a truce. She unravels a deeper side of him, and they develop a fierce connection that leaves Kathryn wondering what is appropriate… and what is not.
When Kathryn becomes suspicious of Gabriel’s activities, she finds herself alone and far away from home with the charismatic Asher. After a night of drama, honesty, and pure eroticism, Kathryn’s will to stay away from Asher is tempted like never before.
In a battle of self-discovery, Kathryn must choose between them. Both men are devastatingly broken by her actions—and she can only fix one of them. But when she makes her choice, will he even want her after all that’s happened?
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About the Author:
Jeannine Colette is a television producer, writer, mother, and philanthropist.
A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She currently freelances in the television industry while attending to her children and pursuing her writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the two tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.
Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and the Hearing Health Foundation.