Book Review: A Touch of Chardonnay by Pamela Gibson

July 25, 2015 Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★

Book Review: A Touch of Chardonnay by Pamela GibsonTitle: A Touch of Chardonnay by Pamela Gibson
Published by: Entangled Bliss on July 28, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: NetGalley
Format: eARC
Pages: 165
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three-stars

Cultural archeologist Lindsay Reynoso is in a small seaside town in California to evaluate an old mansion. When the home's owner shows up to “help” the evaluation along, Lindsay is furious. Especially as the owner is former bad-boy tennis star Christopher Brandt…her one-time fling and the father of Lindsay's son. Only he doesn't know it.

As far as Chris is concerned, the old mansion is tied to a past he's better off leaving behind. He'd rather bulldoze the thing and move on. If only his gorgeous consultant would let him. Even while fighting over the demolition, the chemistry that once brought them together is smoldering stronger than ever.

But honesty is very important to Chris, and Lindsay has an eight-year-old secret…

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

One Line: Light, fluffy, and sweet.

In My Opinion: Worth a try!

It has been way to long since I read a Bliss book and I think it was overdue. Sometimes it’s nice to read a romantic story with minimal drama and angst, despite it not being all that realistic. Once in awhile I like to read the fairy tale without any expectations. Here you’ve got two characters who spent one night together eight years ago which resulted in a son, unbeknownst to him. Now, they’re brought together again because of their jobs and it was fun watching them fall in love.

On Lindsey’s side, she’s trying to figure out whether or not she should tell Chris about their son. She’s feeling him out, making sure he could be a good father or if he even wants a family. He was known for his spoiled playboy ways and since it’s been a long time since they met, she had to get to know him all over again. Chris, however, has changed quite a bit and I liked him. He’s very motivated and I loved how passionate he was about his career. He didn’t have the best of parents, so he’s not exactly fond of family ties, but it’s obvious he craves it. The way Chris and Lindsey grew up and lived their lives were very different and I liked how they balanced each other out. They fit together nicely.

I will admit that things were a bit too rushed at the end for my taste. It took far too long for Lindsey to tell Chris, especially considering how far their relationship progressed. I got a bit annoyed with her back and forth attitude when it came to telling him and I’m surprised he didn’t pick up on the fact that she was keeping something from him. They had a very nice progression up until that point and the pacing was great. Then the truth comes out and things jumped to a HEA so fast, I got a little bit of a mental whiplash. Overall though, it was a simple and sweet read. If you’re looking for something light and fluffy with a HEA, you can’t go wrong with a book from this imprint.

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