Note: This review was supposed to be posted earlier this week, but either I didn't hit publish or I messed something up. So now you get to hear about Blush For Me twice this week! You lucky duck.
Type: Contemporary Romance, Series, Book 3, So Wine, Much drink
About the Book: As the take-charge wine bar manager of Seduction, Portland's hottest new restaurant, Katrina Meyers is the definition of no-nonsense, and she isn't afraid of anything. Well, almost anything: she hates to fly. When she's forced to travel on a death trap with wings, the turbulence from hell has her reaching for any safe haven—including the incredibly handsome guy sitting next to her.
Ryan "Mac" MacKenzie hasn't been able to get his sexy seatmate out of his head. The way she clung to him stirred something inside him he didn't think existed: tenderness. As the owner of a successful wine touring company, Mac thinks he's got a handle on what life can throw at him and he's not prepared for any surprises, especially in the feelings department. And when he brings a tour into Seduction, he sees the petite spitfire he just can't forget.
Mac is determined to discover what else they have in common besides fine wine and the inability to keep their hands off each other. But what will it take for two stubborn people to realize that what they have is so much more than a hot chemistry between the sheets and to admit to falling in love…? [Description from Goodreads.com]
My Review: There are two currently running series that make me lose my mind with want and need - Tessa Bailey's Clarksons series, and Kristen Proby's Fusion series. And Blush For Me was yet another amazing volume. This book jumps right into the bedroom, but that doesn't mean it skimps on the romance. I don't know what I loved more.. how hot Mac was in the bedroom (deliciously bossy!), or how great it was seeing Kat and Mac fully realize how important they were to each other. After a lot of banter and butting of heads, of course.
While the love story is, of course, the focus - there's a lot of spotlight on Mac's family dramas as well, with Kat helping as much as she can. And it was great to see that - the two of them working together to help his mother. It added a sweet element that I thought really brightened up the story. Really, this book is just a full plate - you have the hot and steamy elements, the sweet side that comes with Mac's mother issues, and then the big heaping of drama that occurs right at the end. Oh man, that ending. Eep!
So excuse me while I curl up in the corner and cry because I have to wait an ETERNITY for the next book, The Beauty of Us to release - all the way in AUGUST!
Cover Lovin': Works with the rest of the series, and it's just an all-around awesome cover.
Recommendation: This can be read as a stand alone, but read the first two books - trust me, they're worth it.
Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars (5/5)! Loved this, so much. I want to marry Mac. He's definitely been added to the ultimate book boyfriends list!
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Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.