Crush on You (Three Kisses #1)
Now she's taking on a dilapidated winery, three sisters, and the bad boys next door.
The Baci sisters are on a mission to save the winery that's been in their family for generations-by transforming it into the perfect wedding destination. If only Alessandra Baci-affectionately known as the "Nun of Napa"-didn't need the help of tempting neighbor and...more
The inital meeting between Alessandra and Penn doesn't disappoint, and neither does their chemistry throughout the book or how Ridgway layers both backstories along the way.
In fact, she perfectly weaves Alessandra's story in a way that keeps you wondering and never ventures ...more
Alessandra Baci hasn’t had much luck when it comes to love. Five years ago, her high school sweetheart Tommy died on their wedding day. Now dubbed the “nun of Napa ,” Alessandra is destined to carry her heartache on her sleeve.
As owner of the 100-year-old Tanti Baci winery with her sisters, Alessandra is content to run the business and go it alone. That is until the handsome playboy Penn Bennett comes to town.
Penn, the half-brother of the Bennett ...more
Penn Bennett is a famous television personality known for his construction renovations. He is also the newly discove ...more
Really enjoyed this book. The setting in Napa Valley was fun. The pairing of a TV Home Repair guy with a woman determined to keep her family's winery in business was sweet. Especially since the hero, Penn, is determined to be a hard ass and the heroine, Allie, is her small town's favorite daughter. There was also a fabulous secondary friends to lovers romance between Allie's friend Clare (who is set to become the first bride married in the winery's new wedding destination venture) and ...more
The opening scenes of this story are simply laugh out loud funny as Craig introduces most of the characters, and the witty conversations are simply brilliant. As interesting as Ale ...more
Right, so I read book 2 first I think, then book 3 and at last book 1. Don't say anything ;)
I wanted to read about Alessandra since day 1. The Nun of Napa. She was sweet and kind. In a way there was not anything special about her. Except for that her husband to be died 15 min before their wedding and the whole town has tip toed around her ever since. Mourning is one thing, but being the living memory of him and no men looking at her is ...more
Alessandra Baci's grand plan to restore the Baci wedding cottage to it’s former glory and rent it out for wedding ceremonies, seems like just the ticket to bring in extra revenue and save Tanti Baci from certain bankruptcy. But her plan hits an unexpected r ...more
Penn Bennett has also had a hard life. He was raised by a single mom and now, his father has died and finally dec ...more
Television sensation Penn Bennett has never seen a woman who has evoked sensuality, curiousity, and manipulation all rolled into one until he lays eyes on Alessandra. Watching her he knows two things, he wants her and he nn ...more
Despite the awesome beginning of the book where Alessandra Baci is putting on her five year old wedding dress on the day of her would-be anniversary, she i ...more
For a first book, Crush never gave enough information about the sisters and why I should care about their upcoming novels. To be honest, I came away from this book more interested in the Bennetts, especially the missing Bennett sister, whom I hope shows up in one of the other books.
Crush on You is the story of Penn Ben ...more
This is nothing similar to Susan Mallery's Marcelli family. Another thing similar was family feud. Here, we don't know much but there is secondary characters' romance going on too.. This is light read., not much details about the feud or family biz. So, ...more
Ana kadın karakteri bir insan neden sever hiç anlamadım, kadın ile bir gram bile empati kuramadım, sevimli bulmadım, yaşadıkları yüzünden üzülmedim. Berbat bir karakter oluşumuydu, insan en azından sevimli bir hikayeydi der ya, o da yok.
Edited to add: I figured out where I thought I had read this before! The is a short story by Christie Rigway in an anthology called Double the Heat. It story is called Original Zin and the it is about the romance of Zinn Frida ...more