Sunshine Creek Vineyard #2
In Perfect for You (Sunshine Creek Vineyard #2) by Candis Terry, Brooke Hastings wants her boss Declan Kincade in the best of ways, but it seems he'd rather keep their relationship strictly business. However, when he finds himself needing to return home to help his brothers, Brooke decides to invite herself along, if only to shake up her driven, predictable boss's life. But what starts off as a simple road trip turns into so much more. Can Brooke show Declan what he's missing, or will she walk away from the one man that's perfect for her?
What a wonderfully written, fast-paced, captivating read Ms. Terry has penned in this story, encompassing the forbidden relationship trope, well-written dialogue, a heroine that isn't afraid to go after what she wants and a hero that needs to decide what he wants before he loses the woman he's come to immensely care for. The way this story started introduced me -- as a reader -- to the hero superbly. He's a workaholic that faced a tough challenge growing up, and which made him feel like the odd man out when it came to his brothers, but he's more than proven how he's risen above it all by being so successful.
As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, the twist concerning Declan's family and the growing relationship between this couple. In the beginning, I was a little put off by how forward the heroine was in her pursuit of the hero to get him to loosen up and see her as more than his employee. Yet, the further into this story I got, I really started to enjoy her point-of-view. Her back story is a pretty emotional one, and it was no wonder she went to great lengths to escape her situation after what happened to her sister and it's understandable why she wears a bracelet with the word Fearless on it.
Both the main characters were highly entertaining because of their growing relationship and the way they interacted with the secondary characters. Declan has always felt apart from his family due to his learning disability, and I liked how determined he was to be close with his family again. The way they tease each other had me laughing, especially with a certain brother's antics in trying to make Declan jealous enough, so he'd realize how silly he was being by not pursuing something with the heroine when it was palpable how much he liked her.
Furthermore, I liked how Brooke managed to get him to have some fun. She can be quite persuasive, and I enjoyed that she didn't give up on Declan, until the moment when it seemed impossible for her to get him to see that they're perfect for each other. Why did he keep walking away at the moments when everything between them felt so right?
While Brooke, she's been through so much in her life and I could understand why she would want to live life to the fullest. The way she goes after what she wants and her determination to conquer the bucket list she's had for years made her admirable. Also, she's kind, caring and I liked how she was willing to help Declan's family with her ideas for the Vineyard.
Overall, Ms. Terry has penned a delightful read in this book, which had the perfect blend of intense, emotional and teasing dialogue between the hero and heroine, as well as between the main and secondary characters. The growing relationship between Declan and Brooke had me hooked, because he needs her just as much as she needs him. Because although Brooke had a good family in her foster family, she still wants a family of her own. Is Declan the right man to fulfill her number one item on her bucket list? But what I liked most was the ending, although I could sympathize with the entire Kincade family because of a huge family secret. However, in saying that, I liked how Declan made things right between him and Brooke. Certainly, he was determined to make sure she crossed some items of her bucket list. I would recommend Perfect for You by Candis Terry, if you enjoy the forbidden relationship trope or books by authors Erin Nicholas, Samantha Chase, Melanie Shawn or Jennifer Bernard.
Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll do what it takes to protect their legacy--but what happens when love gets in the way?
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.