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Drunk on Love (edició 2022)
de Jasmine Guillory (Autor)
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Drunk on Love de Jasmine Guillory
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When I pick up a book by Jasmine Guillory, I know what to expect. Guillory delivered a light and upbeat story about a winery owning woman falling for a recently hired man, and it was fun! My only hope was that Sydney's story would have a bit more depth, especially since Margot was not a great friend throughout (Sydney was very much a giver and supported everyone emotionally, but didn't get much in return). ( )
Another delightful read! Loved Margot and Luke, loved the winery staff, loved the family dynamics at play.
Margot owns a winery with her brother, Elliot, but doesn't feel like he wants her there. She is working hard to expand the winery. One night, after Elliot mentions that he hired a new person to help in the winery without her input, she heads to the local bar. She meets an attractive man, Luke, and what follows is a night of steamy sex. Imagine her surprise (but not mine) when the next day, she finds out that Luke is the new employee.
As usual, Guillory's novels are filled with hot, steamy sex in very descriptive language. I wish there was more character development as to why the principals like each other - other than the attraction they feel for each other.
However, as a romance novel, it hits all the points.
Drunk on Love is sorta, kinda linked to The Wedding Date series but I note that it’s marketed as a standalone. We were briefly introduced to Margot, the main character in the previous book and there is a very short appearance of some previous characters in one scene, but that’s it. This is a new setting (Napa Valley, wine country) and a whole new set of characters. I liked it, but it didn’t sparkle as much for me as some of Guillory’s previous novels. Perhaps it was the wine motif over food, perhaps it was the small town vibe. I felt the plot was a bit narrow and I wanted to focus on more of the townspeople.
Margot is a new-ish transplant to the region, having jointly inherited a winery with her brother from her late uncle. She’s the business side of the winery, while Elliot focuses on the winegrowing. Margot feels as though she hasn’t earned her inheritance, so she’s determined to make the winery to best it can be. This sets her up in opposition to Elliot’s quieter, behind the scenes way of things. Margot resents this, and feels that he resents her. It doesn’t make for happy families. It’s at the bar of her friend’s restaurant that she meets Luke, who did grow up locally. Luke has left his job in Silicon Valley after experiencing racism as one of the few Black men at his company. He hasn’t told anyone the truth except his childhood best friend and he’s home to help her out and try working at something less stressful. Margot and Luke have a fantastic night together, avoiding any talk about work. But then it turns out that Luke has been hired by Elliot. Margot knows that she can’t have a romance with her employee, but that doesn’t stop the tension between them. Meanwhile, Luke’s mum is convinced that Luke is in love with his best friend and he’s only on a sabbatical. Neglecting the truth could have ramifications for his future with Margot…
Luke and Margot are both great characters, with a lot of worries between them about what defines them in the eyes of others. They both try to avoid confrontation and criticism but have a need to be seen a certain way by others. Their romance is steamy, full of tension yet very open (except when they neglect to tell each other highly important things…) I didn’t understand Margot’s concerns about Luke being about six years younger – he was mature and quite serious, so her dismissal of him not knowing what he wanted didn’t really ring true. (Sometimes Margot was the more emotionally immature one, denying herself under the pretence of work). I would have liked to have seen more tension between Elliot and Margot, as a lot of it seemed more in Margot’s head than on the page. There were some great minor characters – Avery (Luke’s best friend), Sydney (Margot’s best friend) and Elliot – and I would have like to have seen a subplot about one of them if only to move the focus from Margot and Luke’s URST and unreasonable expectations of themselves. The focus just seemed a bit narrow and repetitive at times. Not my favourite – give me the lights of the Bay area, some more subplots and a food to focus on!
Drunk on Love
I Picked Up This Book Because: I’ve enjoyed the author's other works.
Media Type: Audiobook
Source: CC Public Library
Dates Read: 9/28/2022 - 10/3/2022
Narrator(s): Heidi Franklin
Margot Noble :
This story was sweet and sexy and so much fun. I loved the How Stella Got Her Groove Back vibes. I really love Margot's bestie, she was so much fun.
The Random Thoughts:
An intoxicating and sparkling new romance by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory. Margot Noble needs some relief from the stress of running the family winery with her brother. Enter Luke: sexy, charming, and best of all in the too-small world of Napa, a stranger. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and Margot is delighted that she lucked into the perfect one-night stand she'll never have to see again. That is, until the winery's newest hire, Luke, walks in the next morning. Margot is determined to keep things purely professional, but when their every interaction reminds her of the attraction still bubbling between them, it proves to be much more challenging than she expects. Luke Williams had it all, but when he quits his high-salary tech job in Silicon Valley in a blaze of burnout and moves back to Napa to help a friend, he realizes he doesn't want to tell the world--or his mom--why he's now working at a winery. His mom loves bragging about her successful son--how can he admit that the job she's so proud of broke him? Luke has no idea what is next for him, but one thing is certain: he wants more from the incredibly smart and sexy woman he hooked up with--even after he learns she's his new boss. But even if they can find a way to be together that wouldn't be an ethical nightmare, would such a successful woman really want a tech-world dropout? Set against a lush backdrop of Napa Valley wine country, nothing goes to your head as fast as a taste of love--even if it means changing all your plans.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)813.00 — Literature English (North America) American fiction By type
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