First of all, I could really relate to Beth. I'm not usually a fan of second-chance romance tropes, but Beth reacted to her past lover exactly the way I would, so I was drawn to her immediately. She had a lot of spirit, and didn't take any guff from Aidan.
Aidan was a really likeable guy, and not just because he was gorgeous. He had some flaws, and a back story that was so vividly described I could feel his pain. The author paints one of the best scenes of internal fear I've ever read. I think my palms were actually sweating through the scene.
I enjoyed the mystery in the story; it was a nice plot addition. I also liked the secondary characters. I especially mourned the plight of the chandelier! Even if they are out of style, I dearly love a sparkly crystal chandelier!
Ms. Gibson has outdone herself with this addition to her Wine Country series. I highly recommend it.
Writing was still her passion and in her spare time she was contracted to write several books on local history. Taking an early retirement at the urging of her very supportive husband, she turned to fiction and began writing the happy ending novels she loves to read.
She now spends half her time on land and the other half cruising coastal or inland waters in her 32-foot boat. She speed-eats chocolates when she’s nervous, squeals when she sees a spider, and loves to relax with a good read and a mellow glass of wine.