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Can't Hurry Love

Can't Hurry Love, July 2011
Three Kisses #1
by Christie Ridgway

Berkley Sensation
Featuring: Liam Bennett; Giuliana Baci
320 pages
ISBN: 0425242102
EAN: 9780425242100
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"Emotional and nosalgic tale of young lovers with a devastating secret."

Fresh Fiction Review

Can't Hurry Love
Christie Ridgway

Reviewed by Kay Quintin
Posted June 10, 2011

Romance | Romance Contemporary

Giuliana "Jules" Baci is the oldest of the three sisters having pledged to give herself 1 year to help get the Tanti Baci Winery in Napa Valley afloat. Both of her sisters, Stevie and Allie, are recently happily married and determined to save their legacy depending on Vow-Over Weekend to get them in the black again. A fire at Jules' apartment soon becomes suspect and keeps her on edge.

Liam Bennett steps in to help the Baci sisters save the winery. Having a long history with Liam, Jules doubts his real motive. The secret is revealed that Liam and Jules were secretly married 10 years ago resulting in Liam walking away shortly after. There is an even bigger secret yet to be unveiled which neither Liam nor Jules intend to discuss. Being at odds with one another, they are now forced to act the part of a happily married couple. This will enforce the legend of the marriages of couples who have toasted with blanc de blanc wine from Tanti Baci to hopefully keep the winery operative. Who knows, they may even discover the hidden treasure, also part of the legend. Can Liam and Jules finally overcome the heartache of the past and corral their emotions in order to face the future?

CAN'T HURRY LOVE is an emotional story of two young people in love but lacking the maturity to cope with a devastating tragedy. This is the third and last novel in the trilogy of the Baci sisters by Christie Ridgway. As the last book of this trilogy, this one was also filled with lots of emotion laced with heartbreak. This is definitely a page turner. I'm sorry that this is the last book in this series, but look forward to new works by Christie.

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SUMMARY

The three Baci sisters are on a mission to save Tanti Baci--the winery that's been in their family for generations--by transforming it into the perfect wedding destination.

But love doesn't come easy for everyone...

The pivotal event of the wedding season is the fiftieth anniversary celebration for the winery's bridal bubbly--a shared glass of this sparkling wine supposedly keeps couples in love forever. But worries over the festivities fly straight out of Giuliana Baci's head when she finds her apartment ablaze. Homeless and practically possession-less, Giuliana is forced into living in the house next door to the winery. Unfortunately, there's already someone in residence...

Liam Bennett staked his claim in Tanti Baci after stepping in to help the Baci sisters save their family legacy. But Giuliana doubts his motives. They've been at odds since the one hot summer long ago that ended in heartache. With the fate of the winery on the line, the former lovers will need to get a handle on their barely leashed hostilities. And with a tangled past and powerful emotions simmering just below the surface, the road back to love will b e the biggest challenge of all.


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