Title: Sour Grapes
Series: Blue Plate, #2
Author: Rachel Goodman
Release Date: May 23, 2016
Uncork this delectable Texas Hill Country romance from the critically acclaimed author of From Scratch, the “smart, sexy, and funny” debut that “piles on the Southern charm” (Publishers Weekly).
When I started reading this book I was not a fan of Margaret’s. She just wasn’t a likeable character to me. But as the story progressed I changed my mind about her. I felt so bad for her. Yup. She had my pity. I’m sure she would’ve hated that but DAMN!!! Her mother was a first class biatch. She loved her dad and got along with him but mostly, her dad did whatever kept her bitch of a mother happy or pleased. Her friends were douchebags. And as if all of the above wasn’t bad enough, she was hurt by the man she loved.
So naturally, when she meets Ryan, the sexy, flirty wine maker she’s pretty bitchy to him. Lucky for her, he’s a super patient guy. He was a really likeable character. It was as if he could see through all her BS. He never gave up.
I enjoyed Margaret’s journey to understanding herself and to understanding that she didn’t need all those….shall we say “negative” people in her life.
I will mention that this is the second book in the Blue Plate series. It went against all my OCDs to read this without reading the first book but it worked as a stand alone within a series. I think I might just have to read the first one.
I enjoyed Sour Grapes. The story and characters were well developed and definitely well written. I usually rate in coffee but it just seemed appropriate to give this four red wine glasses.