As an Avon Addict, I was given the chance to get an advance copy of Savor by Monica Murphy. The book is set in California wine country where I once spent a delightful vacation cruising from vineyard to vineyard in a turquoise convertible. How could I refuse?
This novel is the third in Murphy’s Billionaire Bachelor Club Series. I haven’t read the first two, but she gives enough background to prevent a reader from getting lost.
Matt DeLuca, the hero of this one, is a former baseball player. An injury has forced him into a new career as a vintner. He’s so busy launching the re-opening of the winery he bought, he hardly has time to look at his assistant.
There isn’t much to see. Bryn James, the assistant he inherited from the former owner of the winery, is camouflaging her assets by wrapping herself in drab, droopy beige clothes.
Newfound girlfriends intervene to bring about a makeover, and sparks begin to fly. The trouble is, Bryn’s got issues leftover from a former boss, and Matt’s got issues leftover from a sleazy dad.
The story is told in the alternating points of view of Matt and Brynn. It’s always interesting to hear what the characters are thinking.
The language is definitely contemporary. I was a little taken aback by that since I’m far more comfortable with the euphemisms of Regencies. It is, however, in keeping with the backgrounds of the characters.
The plot was not terribly believable, but this IS a romance after all. A good read with a glass of chardonnay.