Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Review: Love at Last by Kate Kisset




March 2018 by Castlerock Publishing

Release Date:
First published July 23rd 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sarah Dupont's mom just died.
Her fiancé's cheated on her with her accountant. (It didn't help when Sarah caught them in the act on top of her cherished pastry table.)
Oh, and they've been robbing her blind, so she's broke now, too.

When Sarah's offered a fresh start, and a place to stay, she high tails it out of San Francisco and moves to rural wine country. Finally settled into her new, small town-sleepy life, with a cafe of her own, the last thing Sarah needs is drama.

So, when notoriously sexy actor Jamie Santino, swaggers into her new business looking for baking lessons, and help with his new movie role, Sarah's blindsided.

Jamie, one of six wealthy Santino Brothers, of Napa Valley Winery fame, has a feeling Sarah might be the off-screen leading lady he's been looking for forever.

Wine flows and their passion has all the ingredients for everlasting love until a femme fatale from Jamie's past enters the scene.

How can Sarah believe Jamie isn't acting, when everything he says sounds too good to be true?

Love at Last (previously published as Just a Kiss) is now the first novel in a large contemporary romance series! If you like small towns, sweet and cozy romances, a full cast of friends, steamy scenes, laughter, and sexy book boyfriends, you'll love book one of Kate Kisset's Love in the Vineyards series.

My Review

After  a bad break up with her fiance, Sarah Dupont is starting her life over in Napa Valley’s wine country.  She’s setting up her own cafe and feeling very good about her future.

Actor Jamie Santino needs baking lesson to help with a new movie he’s making.  Sarah wants no part of it, but she’s convinced to help him out.  He’s trouble from the start, but the biggest problem for Sarah is her attraction for the handsome star.  Although he has the same feelings for her, things go crazy when a beautiful starlet from Jamie’s past interferes with their budding romance.

This is a cute, quick romance.  I did get annoyed with the heroine a few times.  She jumped to conclusions without talking them over with the hero, which drove me crazy.  

I enjoyed all the supporting characters as I think a few will be in upcoming books.  This is the first in the series and I’d be interested in reading more.  Jamie has a few brothers and I’m guessing they will have their own stories as Sarah’s friends will, too, I’m sure.

It makes for a relaxing few hours of reading.  

For reading challenges:

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2021
The Backlist Reading Challenge 2021

Disclosure:  This one is from my own e-book collection. All opinions expressed are my own.

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