A huge fan of Candis Terry already, it’s not hard to fall in love with any of her books. I’m a tad behind in this series, Sunshine Creek Vineyard, but thankfully only by one book, A BETTER MAN. Since reading her upcoming release, PERFECT FOR YOU, I’ve already snagged a copy of the first book. This series is full of hot men as only Candis can write them.
***print copy provided by author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review. Thank you, Candis.
Blurb for PERFECT FOR YOU:
Declan Kincade has spent so much time chasing success he’s almost forgotten how to just live. Lately though, his all-business routine has been thrown into disarray. Brooke Hastings is the best employee Dec’s ever had: polished, capable, and intelligent. After four years, he’s just realized that she’s also smoking hot. But their working relationship is too valuable to stake on a fling, no matter how mind-bendingly pleasurable it promises to be.
What’s worse than never meeting the right man? Finding him, and then working side-by-side every day while he remains absolutely blind to your existence. That is, until one temptation-packed road-trip changes everything. Teaching her gorgeous, driven boss how to cut loose and have fun is the toughest challenge Brooke’s ever faced. But it’s one that could give both of them exactly what they need, if Dec will take a chance on a perfect—and perfectly unexpected—love.
Brooke Hastings has been in love with her boss since day one but never has she met a more workaholic, all business, wound tighter than a drum man. When the opportunity arises for her to teach her gorgeous boss how to slow down, cut loose, and have some fun, it turns out not to be as easy as she thought. Facing her feelings about him and his lack of feelings for her doesn’t make it any easier.
Declan Kincade is all about success, so much so that fun isn’t in his vocabulary. When he must return to the family vineyard to sort things out after the unexpected death of his parents, he takes his trusty assistant, Brooke along with him. While fighting his demons from childhood and the resulting insecurities that now threaten to throw his life and business into disarray, he counts on her to keep things together, organized, and him from imploding under the stress of it all. He doesn’t expect to have fun nor suddenly realize just how amazing she is outside of the office.
Candis Terry always manages to write characters that carry their childhood demons and insecurities with them into adulthood, which then makes me fall head over heels in love with them while I try not to die of heartbreak as a result. Declan had a hard time as a kid. His brothers, including his twin, were always smarter, faster to learn, and more capable than he was…or so he thought. The problem was that he was dyslexic. However, once he learned how to overcome this, he threw himself into becoming as successful as possible to prove, mainly to himself, that he is just as smart and capable as any of his family. Brooke is smart, organized, and totally in love with Declan but carries this unrequited love like an anchor on her back. She wants more from life, she has goals of her own, and plans but fears if she goes for what she wants that she’ll lose any connection to Declan at all. An unrequited love is better than no love at all…until one of the most fun road trips up the coast, ever. Candis knows how to give us a good time and Brooke and Declan have just that, along with some eye-opening revelations, steamy tension and well, you know what comes next.
I do have to admit that I didn’t much like the way that Declan played the boss/employee card whenever he gave in to his lust, but I guess that’s the way it goes. I kept thinking of those pesky ‘sexual harassment guidelines’ that companies have and so I just wanted him to shut up and kiss her again instead.
Overall, I had a great time meeting the characters of the Sunshine Creek Vineyard series, and definitely need to read the first book. There’s a bit of an underlying situation…mystery, I suppose you could call it…and I suspect it is going to carry through the series. Guess I need to keep reading. Plus, I have to know which Kincade brother comes next. So many sexy men!
I highly recommend PERFECT FOR YOU, book two in the Sunshine Creek Vineyard series by Candis Terry to anyone who loves awesome characters, unrequited love coming to fruition in a heart-melting HEA, and a great time. This was a fun story and had me smiling—a lot!
Happy Reading Everyone!
PERFECT FOR YOU, a Sunshine Creek Vineyard novel by Candis Terry, Avon Romance, available February 28, 2017, in print and ebook formats.