Sarah James has always wanted to be part of a family. Her divorced parents are estranged and she has no siblings. But she does have friends, especially Sam, who’s always underfoot…eating her food, fixing stuff in her house, and seeking advice about his love life.
Aspiring winemaker Sam Reynoso has taken care of Sarah since the sixth grade. She’s smart, comfortable, and indulgent. They’re best friends until a wine and food pairing competition throws them together in an intimate, tension-filled setting.
As feelings neither of them expected start to emerge, each will have to decide if their relationship will evolve, or if their newfound love will be nipped in the bud by a crushing secret.
This is my first time reading reading anything by this author. That said, this was such a sweet story. Their friendship is a real and strong bond. Obviously, since they have known each other for ages. This sort of reminded me of the Monica and Chandler friendship-to-love story being unfolded but in a completely different scenario and context. It did take me a bit to get into the story because as I stated before, romance stories are not my cup of coffee, but I am very glad I gave this book a chance.
I think every guy wants a good and close friend like Sarah and every girl would appreciate having a friend like Sam. Their bond unbreakable and their love for each other even stronger. You can tell from the beginning of this book that they have chemistry and should be together. Yet they both get in their ways. Reading the fourth book in this series I really want to go back and read the first three stories. Over all, great writing, great story. Recommended.