Bibliophile Chloe

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The only thing headier than wine is lust.
Escape to California’s wine country in Crush by Mae Wood… it’s AVAILABLE NOW!!

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The only thing headier than wine is lust.

Ryan Royer thought his business trip to California’s Napa Valley would be easy. Land a new client. Taste wine. But when the client is a free-spirited bombshell who presses all of his buttons, Ryan’s world goes sideways.

Kenzie Balfour is entirely irresistible. She’s the fourth generation to run The Von Eck Estate Winery and she’s more intoxicating than any award-winning cabernet.

Ryan has been working hard for a promotion at one of the world’s top investment banks. If he can close this deal for her legendary winery, he gets the job. He can’t let a gorgeous woman with a great laugh get in the way of his goals. Even if she leaves him love drunk.

From a trouser-tightening almost-kiss at a restaurant to a seductive walk through a vineyard at sunset, can Ryan keep his crush on his client under control or will a taste of Kenzie be his downfall?

Escape to California’s wine country in Crush.


About Mae Wood

Professional sassypants and novelist, Mae Wood has been a bookworm her entire life.

She loves cheeses, complicated crafts that she’ll start but never complete, and puns.

A while ago Mae decided that she needed to give up the fear that she couldn’t write “great literature” and write what she wants to read.

And she wants romance. And laughter. And real life.

She wants heroines who are brave. Brave enough to be themselves and brave enough to fall in love. She wants men who are strong and kind.

Mae is the author of Genealogy, a novel that hit the top 100 on Amazon and top 20 in Apple Books.

Mae is married, and has two darling children and an old dog who naps at her feet while she writes.

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My Review…

There is absolute magic to Mae Wood’s words! Every story she has written (and I have read them all!) has been golden and Crush is up there with the best of them!

Crush is McKenzie and Ryan’s story.  This story started as blazing hot bites on Book + Main. And now it’s a full-fledged book with heart, heat and oh my me the swoons!

Just one of the millions of things I love about this story is the smart and savvy writing style that is Mae Wood.  I was amazed at learning about the winemaking process and yet I didn’t feel pandered to.  The background work that Ms. Wood had to do for this story was fantastic and shows in this story.

Even with the age difference between McKenzie and Ryan, you can tell that they were meant to be! I loved McKenzie’s brashness and her honesty.

I loved Ryan with a fierceness! A fully well-rounded hero that a gal can swoon over proudly! I admired his tenacity at keeping what he wanted.

The dialogue was smart, sassy and smexy! I also loved the play on the title Crush, from winemaking, to love and to heartbreak, it covers all the points in this story and more!

If you haven’t read Mae Wood before what are you waiting for?!? Get your hands on this story! This is in the running for my “Best Reads of 2019”!!

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