Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Book Review: Uncork My a special giveaway

By Sara Steven

Ivy needs a miracle and a drink—not necessarily in that order. With a struggling winery, the only hope of keeping her dream alive is snagging a gold medal at the annual wine competition. She’s determined to win, but she can do it without the help of Ted Jacobs, aka Mr. Know-it-All.

Ted wants to catch lightning in a bottle and create the world’s greatest wine, but he’s smart enough to know he can’t do it alone. When he heads to Napa to keep his grandma from ending up in jail (don’t ask), he meets Ivy. She’s as complex and intoxicating as his award-winning cabernet, but as stubborn as the mule next door when she stomps on his offer to collaborate.

Ted knows it’s risky to mix business with pleasure, but if Ivy would only listen, they might just be the toast of the town. (Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads)

It’s the witty banter that gets me every time while reading something Rich Amooi has written. The nearly combustible dialogue between Ivy and Ted was no exception, and I wanted to grab a bowl of popcorn and sit back, letting the words and scenery unfold!

With two contrasting personalities, it’s easy to see why Ivy and Ted find themselves in sparring matches. Ivy is a lot more grounded and serious, while Ted is more of a free spirit who seems to view life from a “glass if half full” perspective. Yet, he seems so much more regimented, while Ivy wings it. I really appreciated the various contrasting layers to both characters, creating a much-loved three dimensional view. 

And, I can’t forget the two meddling grandmothers! Ted’s grandmother Loretta and Ivy’s grandmother Sherry, two former friends who make plans to join forces all in the name of love. They really added a special kind of spice to Uncork My Love, along with their own humor and fun. 

While I’m not a wine connoisseur, I do enjoy the occasional glass of wine, and it was interesting to read about the processes that go into creating something magical in a bottle. I liked how this particular career choice was used as the premise for the story, because it added a unique quality that really tied into the backgrounds for both main characters. I’ve never been to Napa, not yet anyway, but Amooi’s backdrop made me want to go, and I loved Ivy’s catch phrase: “Stick a cork in it.” Seriously, I can’t think of a single thing I didn’t like about this book, a much-deserved five star experience!

Thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase Links:
Amazon UK * Amazon US

Rich Amooi is a Taleflick Discovery Winner, Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Recipient, Holt Medallion Finalist, and the Amazon Bestselling author of 16 romantic comedies, including It's Not PMS, It's You, Dying to Meet You, There's Something About a Cowboy, and Madam Love, Actually.

A former radio personality and wedding DJ, Rich now writes romantic comedies full-time in San Diego, California, and is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

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