Darcy Burke knows how to write stories that grab you by the heart...and push your emotional buttons! SO RIGHT is book #2 of the Love On The Vine series. It is a spin-off to the Ribbon Ridge novels and features the Westcott Brothers. This is Luke Westcott's story.
Luke isn't an alpha male. A self-admitted introvert and workaholic, he loves his vines and his alone time. He is an all around solid man, the kind his friends and family can rely on. Lately, he keeps running into Kelsey and starts rethinking his solitary way of life.
Kelsey is driven to working and saving after a bad relationship, so she gets where Luke is coming from. As tempted as she is interested in Luke, she is in no hurry for a relationship. They strike up a friendship, but she keeps sending Luke mix messages. It's a good thing that you can read her thought processes, otherwise she would be a wishy-washy woman, but Ms Burke's talented pen has you hoping that Kelsey can heal from her broken past. That doesn't mean that you don't want to shake her once in a while. She has a tendency to make Luke pay for the sins of her past. Luke proves that he is with her for the long haul, especially after an OMG moment near the end of the story.
SO RIGHT is another great addition to the series. I loved Kelsey's grandmother and it was nice spending time with the Westcott's and their friends, the Archers. Luke and Kelsey's story was an emotional roller coaster and I can't wait to see more in this heartfelt series.
“I was thinking I might want to go to Oktoberfest after all. I’ll tag along with you, if you don’t mind.”
Luke didn’t immediately answer, and Kelsey held her breath. His brow furrowed slightly and he stared at her a moment. “Okay, that’s twice now I’ve asked you out and you’ve declined only to change your mind. Is this how you do things? Because it’s a bit demoralizing.”
Ouch. She deserved that. “No, it’s not how I do things. Honestly, I’m terribly out of practice. Forget I said anything. You should probably run in the other direction.”
He lightly touched her forearm and guided her toward the building. She realized someone needed to walk by, and they were sort of hogging the sidewalk.
His gaze was steady and warm as he looked at her. “I don’t want to run the other way. I want to take you to Oktoberfest. On a date. Just so we’re clear.”
A date. That sensation of wanting to fall into his eyes stole over her again. This time, she didn’t shrink away. “Okay.”
His lips curved into a handsome smile. “Okay. I’ll pick you up at six, if that works.”
“Yep, that’s great. See you then.” Neither one of them moved for a moment. “I need to get back to work. My lunch is over.”
“Oh. Well, I’ll walk with you since I’d planned to pick up lunch anyway.”
They crossed the street, and when they reached the other side, she turned to look at him. “You can meet my grandmother. She’s inside flirting with George.”
He grinned. “That sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to give George a hard time.”
She elbowed him as they approached the door. “Be nice. They’re very cute.”
“I bet. I was only teasing. I’m happy for them both.”
“He’s taking her to Oktoberfest on Saturday too.”
He opened the door for her. “Should we double date?”
“God, no.” She slapped her hand over her mouth. “Well, that sounded terrible.” She laughed. “I only meant that I don’t want to intrude on them. But it was nice of you to offer.”
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About the Book:
Kelsey McDade realizes that her love life is one and done. Her last—and only—relationship left her broken and afraid and more than ready to be alone for the long haul. But sexy-charming vineyard manager Luke Westcott pushes all of her buttons in the right way and makes her wonder if she ought to try again.
In nearly twenty-eight years, Luke’s most successful romance has been with the outdoors. Currently single, he’s happy to pour all of his energy into his new winery until Kelsey provokes feelings he didn’t know he was capable of. He can envision their future together—if she’ll let down her guard.
When the ghost of Kelsey’s past causes her to slam on the brakes, Luke is ready to fight for her, even if it means sacrificing himself in the process. Convinced she’s only made wrong choices in the past, Kelsey must decide if Luke—and their love—is worth the greatest risk of all.
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