A Sweet Drink for a Slightly Flat Read..

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2 out of 5 Stars

So, I have to come clean about something… I am an Austenite. A TOTAL Jane Austen Junkie. I have read more variations then I care to admit to… I really think that I need a 12 step program. So…

I was really excited when I read the synopsis of the book. Kay Ashton, a Jane Austen fan herself, inherits some money and buys a B&B in the picturesque town of Lyme to be close to the Cobb, the setting for her favourite scene in Persuasion. There just happens to be a cast in Lyme making a movie adaptation of that very same book who swoop in and take over the place.. including a very handsome ‘Captain Wentworth’!

Unfortunately, the characters and the romance fell flat.

Kay was too focused on the charming actor playing Captain Wentworth for her romance to be believable.

Gemma was too busy worrying about her acting and her mother for many people to care about her romance.

Ollie was too much of a cad and a playboy for anyone to worry about him…

For a book that was only 373 pages it took WAY too long to get through it. I will admit, it wasn’t a bad book to pick up lying in bed too tired to focus on anything else. But, then again, there could have been other choices.

The Perfect Hero is Best Served With:

Hernder Winery Blueberry Iced Wine

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This iced wine is the perfect thing to sweeten up a somewhat flat read! Being Blueberry it isn’t overpoweringly sweet and it is fabulous chilled on its own, mixed with  a little club soda or sparling wine (go with prosecco if you REALLY have a sweet tooth!), or poured over a bowl of consoling ice cream!

 

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