REVIEW: Once Tasted: A Silver Creek Novel by Laura Moore


Once Tasted: A Silver Creek Novel by Laura Moore
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars

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 good friend and neighbor asks him to help run the winery next door. His neighbor’s niece, Mia Bodell, is in charge—and she has made it clear that she’d rather be roped to a steer than to Reid Knowles. Never one to back down from a challenge, Reid vows to win her trust.

Her life marked by loss, Mia knows that nothing comes easily—love included. In high school, her heart was crushed by Reid, and even though years have passed, the hurt lingers. Mia is achingly aware that the teen heartthrob has matured into a devastatingly handsome playboy, and the budding winemaker refuses to let down her guard. But one taste of unbridled passion changes things. From Reid’s first intoxicating kiss to his unexpectedly tender seduction, Mia is swept into a passionate affair that could tear her heart to pieces . . . or give her everything she has ever wanted.

Mia has been given the opportunity of a life time. To run her uncles vineyard, growing the grapes and turning them into amazing wine. The only obstacle is that she would have to partner with Reid. The one man in the world she doesn’t think she can work with. Running the vineyard is what she has always wanted to do. Mia is the girl Reid couldn’t get out of his mind. Now she’s back in town and is no longer a little girl, and he wants her more than ever. Once he has her he knows once will never be enough. He has never wanted anything more than a casual relationship but Mia has him wanting it all. Will she throw in the towel when things get to be too much? I loved the chemistry between the characters and the journey of their story.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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