What a wonderful story!!!! This is my first time reading this author and I am very much impressed with their writing style. This is book three of the Brothers of the Vine Series to which I have not read the other two books so it is a stand-alone set in a series. There are so many ups and downs in this story that it had your attention to the end. This book is a second chance romance about Matilda and Mitch who were high school sweethearts over fifteen years ago. A great Aussie story full of emotions and great characters that will touch your heart.
Will following your heart and your dreams get you the life you want?
Can you ever fully recover from the grief of losing your wife and the life you dream together?
I received an Advanced Reader Copy from NetGalley for my unbiased opinion of the book.
A second chance at love in the beautiful Ovens Valley - if he just has the courage to take it...
Matilda James never thought she'd ever return to Alpine Ridge, the small town she grew up in and couldn't wait to leave. But when her desire to have children proves too great a strain on her childless marriage, she heads back home for a tree-change, determined to find a partner with the same life goals. Good luck and good timing lands her a dream marketing role on a breathtaking vineyard. The only hitch is her boss - her old high school flame. But Matilda is a professional, and that relationship is old news.
Mitch nearly lost everything when he lost his wife, and he's worked hard ever since to support and protect the most important people in his life - his two brothers and his beautiful, miraculous daughter. When his high school sweetheart, Matilda, starts working on the vineyard, he still feels the attraction, but the pain of his past is too close and too constant to ever consider acting on it.
But soon the sparks between Matilda and Mitch grow so bright they can't be ignored. Matilda is forced to question what she truly wants in life and how far she is willing to push to get what she deserves. And Mitch must learn that moving on is not a betrayal and find the courage to fight for a future he could never have imagined.