Review: Be Mine Forever (St. Helena Vineyard #4) by Marina Adair

February 14, 2014 Review 8

Review: Be Mine Forever (St. Helena Vineyard #4) by Marina Adair

For Trey DeLuca, the idea of settling down was entirely unsettling. As VP of sales for his family's wine company, he's never in any one city ? or with any one woman ? for long, which is how he likes it. But when family obligations keep him temporarily grounded in his hometown, he finds the perfect distraction. She's sweet, gorgeous, and sexy as hell?only her life screams commitment. Between raising her son and struggling to keep her dance school afloat, Sara Reed has her hands full. Dance students she needs ? a steamy tangled sheets cha-cha with a self-admitted commitment-phobe? Not going to happen. But sparks fly as the town prepares for a big Valentine's Day gala, and Trey strikes a deal with Sara?he?ll ?manny-up? and watch her son in exchange for ballroom lessons. With love quickstepping ever closer, Sara needs to teach this playboy some new steps or risk losing him ? and her heart ? forever.

Title: Be Mine Forever
Author: Marina Adair
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Summer in Napa, Autumn in the Vineyard , Need You for Keeps
Published by Montlake Romance
Source: Publisher
Published: January 21 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 296
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

Trey de Luca is the youngest in his family and a self proclaimed bachelor.  He doesn’t do commitment and is determined to stay away from his home town as often as possible.  When he meets Sara Reed, a widow, single mother and dance instructor, all his preconceived notions and idea are put to the test.

This is the fourth book in the St. Helena Vineyard series.  All the books center around a different couple but they are, so far, all from the same family.  Each book can be read as a stand alone.  the family is in all the books but you aren’t left confused if you start in the middle of the series.

I loved Trey and Sara together! They are so sweet and the vibe they give off is just so fun to read.  There is a quite a bit of them dancing around each other before things get serious but I liked it.  It is pretty similar to the other de Luca brothers since they all seem to be leery of love and commitments.  However Trey does take his anti-commitment to a different level.  Several times he is approached but his past lovers when he is with Sara and she took it much better than I would have.  In fact she never seemed all that turned off by his man-whoring past and just accepted him as he was.

There were several sensitive issues in this book but it was all done very tastefully.  Sara has been widowed young and while she does love her husband, she is also open to falling in love again.  I liked that.  Her willingness to put herself out there made her such an amazing heroine to read about.  She was just genuinely a great person and even though she had her flaws, it made her real. Trey was also battling his issues but we don’t get as much of a resolution for him that we get for Sara.  He has always felt guilty about his parents death since they died in a car crash coming home for him and it keeps him running from his hometown and commitment.  I would have liked for him to have a conversation with Sara or his Nonna (Grandmother) in regards to his feelings but we don’t really get that.

My main complaint was the way the book ended.  It needed an epilogue or at least a few more pages.  Its seemed to me the book ended a bit abruptly.  I wanted to see if Trey did go camping with Cooper, what happened with the property in Italy? Otherwise I loved the book and this series.  I love going back to St. Helena and catching up with all the characters from the previous books and seeing what’s in store for the other family members.  There is only one de Luca sibling left now, the only girl and her book is next.  I hope that Adair will continue with this series featuring other town members after she completes the de Luca family.  It’s such a wonderful place to visit that it would be hard to say goodbye to it completely.

Totally Bound


8 Responses to “Review: Be Mine Forever (St. Helena Vineyard #4) by Marina Adair”

  1. Victoria Zumbrum

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    Congrats to Marina on her newest release! This book sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Paula

    This is a book I have been wanting to read. Thanks for the giveaway.