Some niggles but the final ending left me happy
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
I’ve got real mixed feelings for this book. Most of them are positive but there was the odd niggle which stopped me from falling completely into the narrative.
Both Sean and Cooper are well crafted characters, I thought the PTSD elements of the story were very well done.
However, at times I was irritated by Sean and his youth, which is probably more a me thing than a fault with the book!
As the tale progresses, it becomes ever clearer that more is hidden under the surface than first meets the eye.
I became less irritated with Sean and more desirous of him finding the right path to take him forward.
Cooper though, him I fell in love with from the start. His own baggage makes him evoke feelings of protection, and I just wanted to hug him.
Their falling for each other is inevitable. The chemical attraction is clear from their first meeting. And while this all happens again over a relatively short time period, it doesn’t have a feeling of instalove.
It’s perhaps not as closely connected to the Vino & Veritas store as some of the others, but it still has the same Vermont feel.
Overall, it’s a satisfying romance, and I felt it had a lovely conclusion.
#ARC kindly received from the publisher Heart Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review.