Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Nowhere but Here by Renee Carlino Review

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.

My Thoughts:
5/5 Stars
I loved this book so much!
The story sucked me in from page one and the romance consumed my heart.
Kate is a journalist, lacking enthusiasm about her stories. Her life is blah. She has an uninterested boyfriend and the excitement of her day lies on the L Train with a crazy guy (Or so everyone says). When she is given a story on R.J. Lawson, a mysterious business man, her life is turned upside down. She heads to a Napa winery with hopes of finding inspiration for her story. What she doesn't expect to find is love...
When she arrived at the Winery and ran into Jamie, Swoon, I was so hopeful that it would turn into something beautiful. He was just everything a book boyfriend should be... charming, sweet, sexy, caring, and great with his hands. Diabetes is near and dear to my heart so that aspect was special too! It was cute to see Kate hide snacks in her bag. I also loved how Jamie wrote Kate itineraries. The way he wanted her in comfy clothes just added to the perfectness of their connection.
The Author did a wonderful job making you feel as though you were living in the characters shoes. There were tons of emotions to be felt... hurt, hope, love, and anger. I wasn't expecting the twists in the story and that aspect made it even better!
The ending was perfect and the wedding was unforgettable!

I highly recommend this book

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