Review: Finally Yours by Claire Raye

47569240._SY475_Finally Yours is the first book in the Love & Wine series by Claire Raye. This review will be spoiler-free.

What do Tim Tams and Jack Wilson have in common? Other than both being Australian…nothing! One is an amazingly delicious chocolate-covered cookie, and the other is a total nightmare.

At least that’s how Lauren Somerville feels when Jack and the cookies walk back into her life fourteen years later. As much as Lauren isn’t thrilled to see him, Jack is ready to prove that Tim Tams aren’t the only good thing to come from the Land Down Under.

He may have been an arrogant kid when they met, but time has been good to him, because now he has the looks to back it up. But Lauren has the upper hand. As the owner of the world famous Somerville Winery & Vineyard, he works for her now.

And you know what they say about sour grapes…

Sweet. Sexy. Heartwarming. An enemies to lovers romance that will make you swoon. 

As most of you know, I love a good enemies to lovers romance. There is so much tension and fight for the author to play with. Raye did a fantastic job capturing that tug of war between her two main characters.

Lauren and Jack were childhood frenemies, but as the years passed, their memories were distorted. Lauren forgot about the friends part and Jack forgot about the enemies part. Fourteen years passed and they are not the same children they were.

Now I always have to comment on whether or not I fall for the leading man. It is such an important part of a romance. And I am happy to say that Jack holds the key to my heart.

The drama just never stopped coming. Lauren and Jack both have their secrets and things they are running from. However, you can’t outrun your past. It always comes back to bite you when you least expect it. I was on the edge of my seat as I flew through the pages.

This is one of those reviews that is really hard for me though. There were so many things about this book that I really loved, but yet I still felt like there was something missing. There was some piece fo the puzzle that just didn’t fit. And I don’t know what it was. The story flowed. The characters were unique and loveable. The drama was engaging. But I still wanted something more.

The setting of this novel was beautiful. Raye did an amazing job describing the vineyard and setting the stage for all the events to unfold. I could see everything play out in my head like a movie.

Overall, I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to all the romance lovers out there. If you are looking for a swoon-worthy enemies to lovers story, don’t hesitate to pick this book up!



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