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Release Blitz: Wonderland by Rachel Ember

Wonderland | Rachel Ember

In Vino Veritas #5

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Release Date: September 22nd, 2022

Cover Design: Christine Coffey

Universal Link: https://geni.us/Wonderland-amz

Audio: Coming soon

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Blurb

I left Vermont on the most painful day of my life and swore I’d never go back. Meadows Park–the shuttered amusement park that’s been in my family for generations–is the home of all my finest and worst memories. They all star Peter Landry–the best friend I ever had, and the only guy I’ve ever loved.

But then my eccentric grandfather buried two million dollars on the property and couldn’t remember where.

So I’m back, and asking Peter for help. He’s an Ivy League lawyer now. Still gorgeous, and able to gut me with a single smile. And I’m still a disappointment, living in the city and washing dishes to get by. As soon as we strike off down the first sunlit path, the Meadows Park magic begins to fill my heart with yearning, lust, and most dangerous of all—dreams.

I’m secretly relieved each time the day ends, leaving us empty-handed. I know it’s wrong—without that money, we could lose the park.

But if I find the treasure, I lose the guy.

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About The Author

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Rachel was born and raised in the midwest USA, and now lives there voluntarily, a life choice she only sometimes questions.

On the small farm her menagerie calls home, she happily juggles her voracious reading and writing habits with caring for her kids and pets.

Social Media

Website: http://www.rachelember.com

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A magical journey of second chances and new hopes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another gorgeous entry in the latest series of expanded World of True North books.

Here we get a second chance romance between two likable young men who had a falling out eight years earlier and who are brought back together under somewhat strained circumstances.

We’ve briefly met Peter in Aaron’s book, but we only got a glimpse of the man he was projecting – Harvard graduate lawyer, assured and direct.

But that’s not even remotely close to the truth and Rachel Ember slowly peels back the insecurities and fears that are shaping Peter’s edges as the book goes on.

Riley Meadows is a beautifully crafted character, he’s been running away from most things his whole life apart from the summers he spent with his grandfather and a younger Peter as they explored the magical ruins of the old amusement park which belongs to the Meadows family.

The setting is as much a part of this romance as the relationship between the two men as they carefully navigate their way through the challenges of Riley’s grandfather’s eccentric behaviour, fears about the future of the park, and the feelings that never went away.

I could picture the crumbling and faded grandeur of this once bustling amusement park so clearly, the giant tortoise Lemon was a wonderful addition to the story, his personality created in few words but incredibly vivid.

Gene, Riley’s grandfather, is a wonderful man, a bit prickly, a bit sad at the sad state of the park, a bit stubborn and very definitely eccentric, so much so that he’s buried his $2m lottery winnings somewhere in the grounds but can’t remember where!

As the narrative follows Riley and Peter’s search for the money, the reader also gets to follow them on a journey of reconnection, of hard truths, of love and, ultimately, of a new future together.

#ARC kindly received from the author via Sarina Bowen’s Heart Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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