Book & Author Details:
True to You by Jodi Watters
Publication date: June 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Olivia Quinn wasn’t looking for love. Climbing the corporate ladder at a thriving winery filled her days, and HGTV and a bottle of Coleson Creek chardonnay filled her nights. Hooking up with the heir to that winery seemed a bad idea for both her heart, and her employment status. But even a maxed-out Visa couldn’t make her say no to an impetuous two-day sex fest with a sapphire-eyed soldier who wore rugged and handsome like a tailored suit, and danger like a second skin.
Two days, that led to a promise of a lifetime. Or so she thought.
Asher Coleson is former Special Ops and 100% alpha. The sole heir to a family winery he wants jack shit to do with, he’s the strong, silent type, hardened not by the military, but by the aching absence of his one true love. Underneath his aloof attitude and sinewy muscle—all six and a half feet of him—lies a man so loyal to his beloved Olivia, he’s living half a life. And that half doesn’t include sex. He’s a bit… backed up. And not happy about it, either, but only his Olivia can satisfy him.
These days, getting lucky means only one thing. Getting his wife back.
If you were being hyper-critical, you could say that that this whole mess could have been sorted out if our protagonists had taken their heads out of their backsides and and had a grownup conversation. But where would that have left the story??
So, you might want to just hold that thought and dive in. Because that aside, this is a beautifully crafted love story. For once, “waiting for each other” actually means just that – no scratching of itches on the side, just straight forward abstinence. For me, that makes this story better.
I really relished the interaction between these two, and the incremental reveal of the heartbreaking event that tore these two apart led to a thread of poignancy through this narrative which underpinned the emotional connection I had to the tale.
This is the first book I have read by this author, but I’m sure, given the strength of her writing, it won’t be the last.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
My love for steamy romance began when I was in junior high. A friend and I came upon a dumpster of discarded paperbacks behind our small town’s Ben Franklin store. Covers missing, each book was torn in two, split right down the center of the spline, though I found that to be no obstacle as I scanned the pages for any love or lust words—and curse words, too. It wasn’t long before I was scouring the public library and our local discount store, devouring anything labeled romance. I said a tearfully grateful goodbye to Judy Bloom as Jackie Collins began ruling my world.
I live with my high school sweetheart turned husband and our three, beloved DVR’s, in the desert Southwest. Otherwise known as the surface of the sun during the summer.
My life long goals are to think before I speak, smile more and swear less, and actually weigh what my driver’s license states I do. And I have been contemplating a hair color change for the last decade. I’m thinking red.