Uncork this delectable Texas Hill Country romance from the critically acclaimed author of From Scratch, the “smart, sexy, and funny” debut that “piles on the Southern charm” (Publishers Weekly).
Margaret Stokes is bitter. And not in the robust fine wine or tangy dark chocolate kind of way. She just got dumped, is fed up with her job as a glorified party-planner for the rich, and can’t possibly listen to one more veiled insult from her impossible-to-please mother. So she retreats to the comfort of her grandmother’s ramshackle bed and breakfast, where the wide open vineyards are filled with surprises, from the shockingly delicious wine to the aggravating yet oh-so-tempting man who makes it.
Ryan Camden’s easy approach to life encourages Margaret to loosen up and have a little fun, despite her better judgment. She resists the urge to micromanage every detail, embracing the welcome distractions of her surroundings and letting their relationship unfold at a natural rhythm. But when a health scare forces Grammy J to give up the B&B, Margaret begins to wonder if Ryan really is the man he promises—and whether the problems she tried so hard to escape ever really went away. Review:
This second book in the Blue Plate series by Goodman and if it's even possible I liked it better then the first book. In the first book ( From Scratch) we met Margaret who was dating Nick, but when Lillie returns to town Nick realizes he was never over her. Needless to say Nick and Margaret's relationship is over.
This book picks up where one book left off. There are some hard feelings until Margaret decides to leave town and seeks refuge at her grandmothers B& B where she runs into Ryan, who almost got her arrested. When these two meet again the sparks are there and these two end up spending a lot of time together. While at the B& B Margaret re-evaluates her life and decides her old life wasn't all she thought it was.
There are many reasons on why I liked this book so much. First was Margaret, she was witty and showed true character. I liked her in the first book when she was a bit catty but I loved seeing a new side to her in this story. Her banter with Ryan was extremely hilarious and I loved the push and pull they had between them. These two just had amazing chemistry and most of all they had fun together.
I liked we also met a whole new set of characters since she is in a different town. They were different , fun and definitely stood out. While Margaret was there they became close and she needed some real good friends and I'm glad she finally got them. We do see some characters from the previous book and enjoyed how they all kind of fit together.
I'm really hoping this series will continue and I can't wait to see who will be next (since we meet so many people) and what Goodman will have them encounter.
If you haven't read this series you are missing out. It has just the right of romance to balance out the emotional entanglements that happen along the way.