Guest Blog by Laura Moore, author of Once Tasted
First, I’d like to thank Love, Romance and Passion for inviting me to blog today. I’m so glad to be here and to talk about my new release, ONCE TASTED.
So, today I’m going to give you a top ten list. It’s an unusual one, but completely appropriate for my hero, a laidback blue-eyed cowboy by the name of Reid Knowles, and for my heroine, Mia Bodell, who owns a vineyard next to Reid’s ranch. Mia and Reid have known each other forever and, since a mortifying episode in high school, have been doing everything they can to avoid each other...until now, when Mia’s uncle asks Reid to help manage the vineyard.
Mia’s high school crush on Reid is a thing of the past and the budding winemaker knows better than to fall twice for a cowboy with no interest in settling down. But her new business partner has matured into a very seductive man and she can’t help but imagine how his kiss will taste...
So here’s the list I’ve compiled--with my heroine Mia’s help--of the Top Ten Ways Cowboys and Wine Are Alike.
Let’s have a drumroll, please...
- Both are best sipped slowly so their unique flavors speak to you.
- Both go great with chocolate.
- When they leave a bad taste in your mouth, it’s best to toss them.
- Both can smell absolutely amazing; both can stink to high heaven.
- They can be unforgettable.
- Both can make you dizzy, crazy, and leave you with a headache in the morning.
- Both can be dark, bold, sweet, and oh-so robust.
- They’ll warm you up on a cold night.
- The good ones improve with age.
- They’re good for the heart.
Hope you enjoyed the list, and I hope I’ve whetted your interest in Once Tasted!
Laura Moore’s Bio: I write sexy contemporary romances and love wine, chocolate, and rugged heroes. In a pinch I could give up the wine but never the other two!
Three siblings, an extraordinary family, a lasting heritage—in the irresistible Silver Creek Ranch trilogy, they’ll fight for the land and the people they love.
Everything has come easily to Reid Knowles, the middle son of a California ranching family. But his charmed life is suddenly complicated when his neighbor, Thomas Bodell, persuades him to help with the business management of his winery, which he is leaving to his niece, Mia.
In a life marked by loss, nothing has ever come easily to Mia Bodell. Love included. In high school her heart was crushed by Reid. The hurt lingers. When Mia learns of her uncle’s plan, she makes it clear that she’d rather be roped to a steer than to Reid Knowles.
A night of unbridled passion changes things. One taste of Mia awakens an unfamiliar yearning in Reid, and he vows to find a way to win her trust.
Mia is achingly aware that her teenage heartthrob has matured into a devastatingly handsome man. But can the budding winemaker trust her heart to a playboy with no interest in settling down? From Reid’s first intoxicating kiss to his unexpectedly tender seduction, Mia is swept into a passionate affair that could leave her heart in pieces . . . or give her everything she has ever wanted.