Once Tasted …. A Silver Creek Novel
Laura Moore Description:
Everything has come easily to Reid Knowles, the middle son of a California ranching family. But his charmed life is suddenly complicated when his good friend and neighbor asks him to help run the winery next door. His neighbor’s niece, Mia Bodell, is in charge—and she has made it clear that she’d rather be roped to a steer than to Reid Knowles. Never one to back down from a challenge, Reid vows to win her trust.
Her life marked by loss, Mia knows that nothing comes easily—love included. In high school, her heart was crushed by Reid, and even though years have passed, the hurt lingers. Mia is achingly aware that the teen heartthrob has matured into a devastatingly handsome playboy, and the budding winemaker refuses to let down her guard. But one taste of unbridled passion changes things. From Reid’s first intoxicating kiss to his unexpectedly tender seduction, Mia is swept into a passionate affair that could tear her heart to pieces . . . or give her everything she has ever wanted.
4 stars… I really liked this story.
Wine has never been my favourite drink, but the details the author put in this book was amazing.
Mia has a secret, but it’s one she thinks the whole town knows about. But the town has moved on, Mia isn’t gossip material any more. But she won’t let the past be the past, she has let it shape her future, she is insecure, she is scared, but she does love Reid with her whole heart.
Reid sounds like a typical good looking cowboy, women throwing themselves at him, but Reid is different from most good looking cowboys. He has a heart and morals. He only plays with women who know it will never go any further than a good time, this said, Reid still has them flocking to him, like bees round honey. And at first reading his character, I wasn’t really impressed. I like my cowboys rough and ready, but I like them with a secret. I like them to want to find a good woman and settle down. Reid has a secret, he has longed for Mia for just as long as she has for him.
And with that I leapt in to the book. It’s beautifully written, I cried with Mia, I wanted to punch and shout at Reid, and I cheered when the bad guy got his just desserts. There were lots of intense moments, but it didn’t take anything away from the story. There were a few “oh my god” moments. And I did need a tissue (or two). I would recommend this author to anyone.
And I for one, will be going back to read the first book, and will add the third book to my TBR list.