by Meg Benjamin
Brewing Love, #3
Publication Date: April 20, 2020
Genres: Entangled: Amara, Contemporary, Romance
After one bad relationship too many, Peaches Guidry came to the mountain resort town of Antero, Colorado to start over. Now, shes manager of a great restaurant and on her way to bigger and better things without anyone complicating her life. The upcoming grand opening of the local brewerys new pub is the perfect opportunity to introduce more customers to her menu. A partnership with Antero Brewing could bring her business to a whole new level.
But then Colin Brooks strolls into town. Rugged, yet charismatic. The bad boy with a heart of goldthe kind of man she cant resist.
Her friends at the brewpub, though, are quick to tell her Colin isnt exactly new in town. Hes the black sheep of Antero and disappeared years ago without a word. Now hes back and hoping to prove hes changed, but the welcome they give him is harsher than the winter winds.
She knows she shouldnt be falling for someone that everyone says cant be trusted. And getting tangled up in his wild past could ruin the future of everything shes worked so hard to build So why cant they stay away from each other?
Each book in the Brewing Love series is STANDALONE:
* Love on Tap
* Saison for Love
* Wild Love
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wild Love is book 3 in the Brewing Love series. It’s a standalone with interconnected characters.
Peaches Guidry is a chef/restaurant manager in a small Colorado town. She’s content to live the single life until Colin Brooks walks back into town. Colin abruptly left town 18 months prior, breaking friendships and pushing the local brewery to the verge of bankruptcy. He’s back to make amends but can Peaches trust him after his past betrayals?
I ended up rating this one 3.5 stars.
Here’s the good stuff: This is my first read from author Meg Benjamin. The writing itself was great, the story flowed well and I enjoyed learning about all the characters in the town of Antero. The plot caught my attention right away, I was stoked to find out more about “The bad boy with a heart of gold.” I mean, bad boys are my absolute favorite! And in a small way, Colin was a BB.
And here’s where my disappointment comes in: while I appreciated each character individually, I felt no real connection between bad boy Colin and sweet Peaches. Plus, I really wanted MORE from Colin. I wanted him to stand up for himself more. I wanted him to be more dominate. I wanted him to be more decisive. And while Peaches was sweet and sassy (to an extent), she never quite found her backbone. I kept waiting for her to assert herself more!
Overall, I felt this was a good, easy read. There’s nothing horrible about it specifically, it was simply too tame for my personal taste! Still, I’m willing to give this series and this author another chance! Told from dual POVs with a delightfully happy ever after. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
ABOUT MEG BENJAMIN
Meg Benjamin is an author of contemporary romance. Her books have won an EPIC Award for Contemporary Romance, the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Award of Excellence among other honors. Meg lives in Colorado with her DH and two rather large Maine coon kitties (well, partly Maine Coon anyway).