Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Review: NOWHERE BUT HERE by Renee Carlino

Title: Nowhere but Here
Author: Renee Carlino

Ebook details:
Atria Books | on-sale May 5, 2014 |320 pages | ISBN:9781476763972
Paperback details:
Atria Books | on-sale July 8, 2014|  320 pages | ISBN: 9781476763972

A jaded Chicago reporter in her twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she’s assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive genius in this rich and deeply satisfying contemporary romance by the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing.

Kate Corbin has lost her spark. A year ago, she had a handsome boyfriend and a budding career as a reporter at a popular Chicago newspaper. But after the woman who raised her passed away, leaving her lost and alone, she fell into a rut—and never got out. Now she’s stuck writing fluff pieces about lipstick and wine, and feeling trapped in a relationship that’s going nowhere.

Trusting that the hungry, ace reporter is buried somewhere deep inside, Kate’s boss and mentor gives her the opportunity to jump-start her career. The assignment: spend a week interviewing R. J. Lawson, a famously reclusive tech genius who disappeared years ago but recently reemerged as the owner of a well-respected Napa Valley winery. 

Kate jumps at the chance, but the trip begins in disaster, both personally and professionally. After alienating R.J., her only saving grace is Jamie, a charming vineyard hand who shows her the beauty of wine country—and stirs her aching heart. It doesn’t take long for Kate and Jamie to fall hard, and for Kate to rethink her life in the city. But the week ends with a heartbreaking journey back to Chicago that sends Kate reeling, wondering what went wrong in those four perfect days. 

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I really liked this one! It was beautifully written and so very sweet.

Kate was, at first, just a tiny bit annoying for me. As the book moved along I understood why she seemed that way and I warmed to her character. Jamie had me from the get go! He was kind, loving, cared for everyone else before himself and was sexy as hell. I loved the setting throughout most of the story. I could just imagine the beauty of this magnificent winery. From the buildings to the vineyard's, everything was so vivid in my mind. I am getting so sick of overly descriptive and repetitive sex scenes being used now a days. This story however was perfectly and tastefully done.

If you are looking for a beautiful love story with just a touch of mystery then this is the book for you!

4.5 Stars ~Christy

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