Summer in Napa

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Summer in Napa

A St. Helena Vineyard Novel, #2

Ms. Adair wrote a really enjoyable story in which we find Alexis Moreau making some pretty serious decisions. Once she caught her husband cheating on her with the sous-chef they had working for them and they were caught in the act right in her and Jeffrey’s restaurant, she knew she had to do something. I could feel the hurt and betrayal she felt when she actually found them in the act. Not knowing what else to do, she decided to head back to her hometown of St. Helena, California. I was happy that she had big dreams of converting her grandmother’s bakery into a bistro she had always wanted to own. I felt that Jeffrey was a true weasel and Alexis was better off without him in her life. When Marco DeLuca entered the picture, who just so happened to be best friends with Jeffrey, I felt the undeniable chemistry sparking between these two. Now that Alexis wasn’t married anymore, the opportunity was there for Marco to finally make his move. This is the second book in the St. Helena Vineyard series and I really enjoyed it even though I didn’t have the pleasure of reading the first book in this series. This is definitely one book to consider adding to your library.

After Alexis sees her husband having too much fun with their sous-chef in their New York restaurant, she does the only thing that comes to mind. She leaves her husband and the restaurant behind and heads back home to St. Helena. There she works with her grandmother to covert over the family bakery to a bistro of her dreams. But that doesn’t seem to be the only thing happening to her. Her friend Marco DeLuca can’t seem to get over the fact that he still has feelings for her, although, luckily, this time she’s no longer married to his best buddy. Does Marco finally tell Alexis how he feels? Could it be possible that Marco was the perfect match for her all along?


Book Blurb for Summer in Napa

When Alexis “Lexi” Moreau caught her husband, Jeff, sampling the sous-chef’s more intimate wares in their New York restaurant, she ran—all the way back to her hometown of St. Helena, California. Six months later, Lexi has no husband and no restaurant. But she does have a three-step plan: First, convert her grandmother’s bakery into her dream bistro. Second, ignore Grandma’s matchmaking attempts. And third, avoid Marco DeLuca, her ex’s commitment-phobic, distractingly sexy best friend.

In school Lexi was off-limits for Marco. After all, she was his buddy’s girl. But she’s still as smart and as gorgeous—and apparently as immune to his charms—as she used to be. Yet the simple fake romance they agree upon to dodge Lexi’s grandmother’s matchmaking plans soon turns deliciously complicated. And the sultry summer might bring together all the right ingredients for Marco to win the only woman he’s ever wanted.


Night Owl Reviews May, 2013 4.50