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Review: From the Moment We Met by Marina Adair

November 13th, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

From the Moment We Met by Marina Adair

Source: Purchased myself

Publication date: June 1, 2014

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Series: St.  Helena Vineyard #5

Rating: ★★★☆☆

About the book:


After years of designing her family’s grand wineries (and a few not-so-grand closets on the side), Abby DeLuca knows she has what it takes to be an award-winning interior designer. Newly single, Abby lands the career opportunity of a lifetime and refuses to let anything—or anyone—stand in her way. And that includes St. Helena’s most irresistible contractor, the man who makes her melt every time she sees him—even though he shattered her heart years ago.

A former NFL star, Jack “Hard Hammer” Tanner now spends his days doing contract work for the beautiful women of St. Helena—and his nights doing off-the-books projects in their bedrooms. Yet the more time the sexy tool-belt-for-hire spends with Abby, the more he longs to fix her broken heart. Soon, rekindled sparks fly. But when Jack’s dream job comes calling, he faces a tough choice: building in the big leagues, or building forever with his first love.

My review:

I love Marina Adair and she is one of those authors that I automatically pick up any new books from her. I will admit I was a little hesitant because I wasn’t a huge Abby fan. I loved Regan in Kissing Under the Mistletoe and though I felt bad for Abby I didn’t want her giving Regan a hard time. I didn’t need to worry instead of being a witch she was almost the exact opposite. She was almost helpless to the point of being irritating. I never truly connected with her and her behavior especially at the end of the book grated on my nerves. Jack was also a little difficult to like. He had so many male duh moments and he doesn’t even realize it that I had a hard time feeling any sympathy for the predicaments he got himself into.

What I did love was the cameos of Abby’s brothers. I adore them and it was hilarious to see them want to step in but be held hostage by the contract their wives created with Abby. Sadly they did not appear enough to raise this above a ho hum read for me.

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Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Contemporary, Romance

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