Title: Just a Kiss
Author: Kate Kisset
One Wine Country Villa
Six Santino Brothers
and lots of wine…
Reeling from the loss of her mother, Sarah Dupont catches her fiancé doing the nasty on top of her pastry table at their San Francisco Bakery.
Devastated, she calls her best friend, lifestyle reporter, Danica Vargas. Danica convinces Sarah to start fresh and move in with her at Bella Villa mansion in Sonoma Valley.
With two roommates who act like the sisters she never had and a feisty landlord to stand in as the grandmother she always wanted, Sarah opens a café on the Sonoma Plaza. Her life changes the moment the little bell on the door rings and the notoriously sexy actor Jamie Santino, swaggers in.
Jamie, one of the six wealthy Santino Brothers, of Napa Valley Winery fame, needs baking lessons for his new movie and Sarah is just the woman to teach him. Wine flows, their love affair heats up and a tempestuous femme fatale enters the scene.
How can Sarah trust that Jamie isn’t acting when everything he says seems too good to be true?
Whilst this story is undoubtedly a fun read, it is, in my view, a little, and the story & character development suffer a little as a result.
I felt as if the story seemed to start part way through, by which I mean we were introduced to the characters as though we already knew who they were. This was a little jarring to me, because it felt like a chunk of the story was missing.
Sarah and Jamie had an instant connection, and although the plot of the story is a little predictable, if you are looking for a light read, and a way to pass a little bit of time, this may fit the bill.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
She lives in Northern California and Santa Barbara with her family and rescue pup “editor” Luciana Parmigiana, where she hikes, reads, listens to music, and drinks wine.
Her debut romance novel JUST A KISS is the first book in the SINGLE GIRLS WINE CLUB, a Wine Country Romance Series.
The story features three young desirable bachelorettes who become roommates in a charming wine country villa.
Sarah Dupont, the heroine of JUST A KISS, is a baker. Danica Vargas, the lead character of the next book, is a reporter who covers Napa Valley Wineries, and Juliet St. John is a San Francisco disc jockey. In each SINGLE GIRLS WINE CLUB NOVEL, one woman will be treated to a toe curling love affair she never saw coming.