My Review:For shy, quiet Stella Flynn, love is an illusion. After a rough divorce, all she wants is to make a fresh start and get on with her life. Unfortunately, she spends all her waking hours working at her family’s Napa Valley winery alongside her ex, the assistant winemaker. Unable to bear the thought of spending another weekend surrounded by lovey-dovey couples, especially after suffering through a lonely holiday season, she escapes to Point Reyes to wallow. Little does she know that an old family friend has other plans …
Sexy, free-spirited Jason Roberts has secretly been in love with Stella for years. The problem? She’s his best friend’s younger sister, and Stella’s brother would kill him if he ever broke her heart. Besides, Jace is pretty sure that Stella thinks of him like another brother, not a lover. But then he notices the way she’s looking at him, and one perfect kiss changes everything.
Over a long, romantic weekend, Stella and Jace discover that seduction is a game that’s easy to lose … and that the path from friends to lovers is never as smooth as it seems.
Oh my, the first half of this book was SO, SO good! And the second half -- not bad, but just not as stellar as the first half. There is something SO good about anticipation and I love a "my brother's best friend" romance!! This is a good one! I liked that it was Jason who was pining for Stella for all those years since usually it's the other way around in books that fall into the trope of my brother's best friend. He is SUCH a good book boyfriend! Major swoon -- in a band, makes cheese, has a gorgeous house and is completely devoted to Stella -- rescuing her for Valentine's Day weekend and cooking for her. This is by far my favorite in this series!!
I would recommend this to fans of contemporary romance. I have been to and love Point Reyes and cheese so the setting was perfect! Rendezvous in Point Reyes came out earlier this year, and you can purchase HERE!
He tried to memorize every minute of this. The tiny beauty mark under her chin. The way she breathed out, just a little, each time he bottomed out inside her body, the depth of passion in her dark eyes.