The Crescent Lake Winery Series
by Lucinda Race
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Pub Date 18 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 1 Dec 2021
Author Collective 20, MC Two Press
Friends to lovers to friends…to lovers?
For Peyton Brien, working as the manager of the tasting room at Crescent Lake Winery is more than a job. It’s her passion. The single mother’s other passion is her seven-year-old son. Years before, she’d had those same feelings for the winery owner’s son, Jack. She’d thought they had a forever kind of love—until he moved away and broke her heart. But now he’s back. Friends to lovers to friends again. They’ve agreed the past is the past. But is it?
Jack Price ran to California to escape from the future his father saw for him. His passion isn’t business; it’s working about the grape vines. The years away didn’t change that, and they didn’t change Jack’s love for Peyton. And now her hero-worshipping son is wrapping himself around Jack’s heart as well. But just as Peyton and Jack’s relationship begins to sprout new tendrils of hope, a secret from Jack’s past threatens to destroy his dreams.
They’re long past the sweet blush of first love. But just as red and white wines blend to form a blush wine, can Peyton and Jack find a way to blend their pasts and their present to create a rosy new future?
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This was the perfect romantic read to finally let go of summer and gradually fall into the colder weathers so I’m glad I ended with this. I laughed and I cried and I wanted nothing more then the lovebirds to get their happy ending. I really really loved this!
Love this series and author. If you haven't read this book yet I highly recommend doing so. Read in order
The story Peyton is a single mom to 7 year old Owen. She lives with her son and parents. When she was a teen, she dated and was in love with Jack Price, who manages the vineyard and grape growing side of the Crescent Lake Winery owned by his family. Peyton runs the tasting room. When Jack finished college he left suddenly to work in California, breaking Peyton’s heart. Ever since, they have kept their distance, but as friends. Jack wants more though, and Owen wants more. Will Peyton be able to forgive what has happened in the past and let them have a chance at being a family? My thoughts This is an entertaining read, with a sweet storyline. Peyton has overcome so much to be where she is now. Jack realises that he only wants Peyton and Owen by his side as a family and is pulling out all the stops to convince her to let him back into her life. The writing feels similar to Robyn Carr and Kristin Higgins. An easy and charming read.
Peyton Brien has survived an event that has marked her but has given her a son. She is comfortable in her life, running the tasting room at Crescent Lake Winery. Yet, her contact with Jack Price, is the only part that is a challenge, Her past relationship with him, threatens to hurt her again, yet Jack seems ready to start again. He finds himself regretting walking away from Peyton. Yet before they can start their relationship afresh, it seems that Jack’s past may threaten any chance they have. This was a rewarding romance with two very likeable characters. Peyton struggles to believe that her relationship with Jack can stand a chance, so I like that Jack was so determined. Jack’s brother and sister-in-law were a great couple to throw into the story, and even though I hadn’t read any previous books, their story did intrigue me. Overall, an enjoyable and believable romance. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you NetGalley, Lucinda Race and Author Collective 20 for the book Blush. This is my personal review. The Crescent Lake Winery Series is a wonderful series. Payton Brien and Jack Price have known each other for years. They are totally meant to be together, but life has given them both stumbling blocks to happiness. The story and characters and location are written so perfectly that I could feel every emotion, see every location, and the feel the love each person in the book had for each other. This is a once loved then lost and the road back to each other. I am excited to read the next book in this series and be lost for hours as I spend time with them all.