Review of Once Tasted (Silver Creek #2) by Laura Moore

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Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

Book Length (Est.): 370 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Three siblings, an extraordinary family, a lasting heritage—in the irresistible Silver Creek Ranch trilogy, they’ll fight for the land and the people they love.

Everything has come easily to Reid Knowles, the middle son of a California ranching family. But his charmed life is suddenly complicated when his good friend and neighbor asks him to help run the winery next door. His neighbor’s niece, Mia Bodell, is in charge—and she has made it clear that she’d rather be roped to a steer than to Reid Knowles. Never one to back down from a challenge, Reid vows to win her trust.

Her life marked by loss, Mia knows that nothing comes easily—love included. In high school, her heart was crushed by Reid, and even though years have passed, the hurt lingers. Mia is achingly aware that the teen heartthrob has matured into a devastatingly handsome playboy, and the budding winemaker refuses to let down her guard. But one taste of unbridled passion changes things. From Reid’s first intoxicating kiss to his unexpectedly tender seduction, Mia is swept into a passionate affair that could tear her heart to pieces . . . or give her everything she has ever wanted.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

I absolutely love stories when both of the main characters are in love with each other and don’t realize how much the other one truly feels towards them. Ladies and Gentlemen, actions do not speak louder than words when it comes to love! Those three words can be the difference between sitting at home with your dog versus sleeping in the arms of the person who makes you go weak-kneed.

Mia’s high school years left her bitter toward not only her mean and manipulative cousin, but also the guy she’d always loved. Now forced to work with Reid, she must figure out a way to put business first in order to make her dreams of a successful vineyard come true. Not an easy feat when the man looks like an Adonis on a horse and shows nothing but kindness at every turn.

When it comes to Mia, Reid has his own guilt to deal with, but when he’s forced to work with the one woman who has given him the evil eye since high school and who he’s tried to avoid at every turn, he’s not exactly singing praises about doing so. Reid’s a free spirit and loves being able to have any woman he wishes, but the more time he spends with Mia the more he questions himself.

An evil cousin, a distant uncle, a sweet baby sister, and two people who know just how to ruffle each other’s feathers makes for one hell of a story. The storyline was a little slow at times, but that didn’t matter…I loved it! Curious to see who has the power to capture Quinn’s heart, I’ll definitely be looking out for the next book.

My Favorite Moment: I absolutely loved the thoughts in Reid’s head the first time he got to fully see Mia in the moonlight, and every thought that immediately preceded or followed that moment.

My Favorite Laughable Moments: A black eye, and every conversation relating to it. 

Jenn 4 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

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