Book Review: A Kiss of Cabernet by Pamela Gibson

A Kiss of CabernetTitle: A Kiss of Cabernet

Author: Pamela Gibson

Series: Love in Wine Country (Stands Alone)

Publisher: Entangled Bliss

Release Date: October 20, 2014



The sweetest vintage of all is the one you can’t have…

Napa Valley vineyard manager Paige Reynoso is furious. After a six-year absence, her boss—big-city entrepreneur Jake Madison—has returned, only to announce he’s selling the vineyard. Paige has always dreamed of buying Garnet Hill, which sits on land where her ancestors first settled, but without the cash, she’s out of luck. And then there’s an even bigger problem…she has a serious thing for the surprisingly tempting man who’s just destroyed her dream.

Jake’s in a tight spot. With his other business ventures struggling, he needs cash—fast. The last thing he needs is the too-lovely Paige convincing him the grapes are an effective long-term investment. Or needing Paige herself, whose spirit and heart bring his to life. But as their attraction grows, Jake knows he’s not in a position to offer her anything beyond this moment. Because Jake has a big secret…and it has nothing to do with sour grapes.



I like when the author’s don’t take the easy way out of tough situations.  There were two such situations in this book and I thought I knew exactly how they would play out.  One regarding Jake’s secret played out exactly as I thought it would.  The other regarding his business ventures did not.  I like it when my predictions are wrong and I’m still satisfied at the end of the story.

I’m not a fan of reading about no strings attached relationships and although this is what Paige and Jake were claiming they had it was obvious it was much more than just lust driving them together.  As far as content this was not a clean read.  There was a sex scene that faded to black once clothes had been removed. Also innuendo and mild language throughout.

I don’t drink alcohol but actually I found the information in this book about how grapes are grown, tested and harvested to be interesting. This was a fun setting for a book.


4 stars



Rating: 4 Stars – Great book

Content: fade to black sex scene, innuendo, mild language

Source: Netgalley

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