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Preview — Plus One by Mae Wood
At not-quite forty and with his son in his last year of high school, Bert's going to be dining alone.
His restaurant's wine rep has a few ideas on how he might sate all of his appetites.
He hasn't been buying what she's been selling, but she’s only in Memphis for a few months before moving back home to Calif ...more
This is maybe my first book by Mae Wood, when Kate Canterbary recommends I listen, so had to check this one out. Suffice to say she was right, indubitably. While this is part of series, I was told it can be read as standalone and it does. The blurb had pique my curiosity and single dad bartender sold. Right away that writing style grabbed my attention, it was smooth and crisp with notes of humor. The characters are complex, dialogue is layered but straightforward.
We get introd ...more
Review 5 Stars
Listen up people, whenever one of your favorite authors recommend another author and a book of theirs to read, you fucking listen, I’m looking at you Kate Canterbary. But being the bookwhore that I am, I had not had the time to read any of Ms. Wood’s previous novels. Moving to the present, I saw a sign up that another blogger friend told me I had to absolutely sign up for, and she told me not to worry it was #3 in the series, since it was b ...more
This was my first book by Mae Wood. The blurb was definitely catchy and I couldn't wait to read it.
It was quite good. This story about this restauranteur (Bert), and the sassy wine rep (Drennan) was fun, spicy and of course hot!
Bert is quite the catch, successful businessman divorced and happy father of no longer teen, he’s living this life one moment at the time, especially when it comes to women.
Drennan is independent and caring for her family
Bert is the handsome restaurateur with a fondness for literature, and Drennan is the spunky, younger wine rep who keeps her family business running. There's a twelve years difference between the two protagonists, and yet, their reluctant relationship blooms into something beautiful. I loved the unusual storyline of an almost forty-year-old with a teenage son who's refusing ...more
Plus One is the story of a sexy and tatted DILF and a witty wine girl.
I've really enjoyed reading this third installment of the Pig & Barley series even if it wasn't at al what I expected from the blurb.It is funny and hot as the previous ones but also a lot more sweet.
I liked the main characters so much I cheered for their happiness from page 1.
It was about time that our Hero,Bert,started to live his life for himself.Fortunately he met the woman who will take him on more than one adventure
So good. So, so good. I mean, come on. While there was SO MUCH in this book to like, what I LOVED was Bert's relationship with his son.
"I need you to understand that.
You were a surprise. Not a mistake."
And all the ladies swooned. Okay? Okay.
Seriously though, if you like Single Dad's, good food, all the wine, and fitness coupled with stellar writing and extremely well-developed characters, then PLUS ONE IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. So, go ahead, one click it and enjoy.
*Pairs well w ...more
Plus One by Mae Wood
Contemporary romance. Part of an interconnected Series but can stand alone. Great for Foodies.
I committed to read Plus One by Mae Wood back in February. I love a single dad book, especially a mature one, and was assured that this stood alone even though it was third in a series. I picked it up a few times, and it didn’t grab me right away, so being as overbooked as I am, I kept moving it to my next month’s to-read list. Well I finally got to it.
The first chapter or two ...more
Plus One is swoony, sexy, good with chemistry and charm that dazzles. I fell for these characters in real time -- it is impossible not do. Together Bert and Drennan are pure magic, a love story that you want to see on a screen.
Bert Forsythe is a triple th ...more
I’m a little ashamed to admit that it has taken me since February to read Mae Wood’s Plus One. I bought it on release day and had great expectations of being able to read and review it ASAP. But then… ah, well, in the way it does, life got in the way.
And now, I can’t help asking myself why? Why did I not make this brilliant book a priority? I can only say that, though I’d heard only the best things about Ms. Wood’s writing and Bert Fors ...more
Drennan and Bert. Let me just start by saying I love her name. I also liked her. Drennan is working as a wine rep before going back to Napa to the winery she owns with her cousin. She meets Bert because his restaurant is one she sells too. She's been trying for a while to get him to notice her, but he hasn't been biting. Finally, at a food conference things heat up between them.
I loved that Bert was older and a single parent of a teen. I loved that he didn't want any kind of serious r ...more
It was fun reading a book set in Memphis, a city I'm very familiar with. I felt the interaction between the characters was little short, but overall I enjoyed this book.
Plus One has an interesting storyline that addresses issues facing many divorced parents.
Albert Tynes Forsythe IV is a good man. He is a great chef, athletic, and a sexy single dad. His marriage ended and he keeps his relationships shallow and brief.
Drennen McCutcheon is an independent woman. She is sassy, hard working, and a lover of food and wine. Her time soaking up knowledge and experience in wine sales is quickly coming to an end. Soon she will have to return to her hometown to takeover as COO of her family winery.
Their paths cross through business, ye ...more
Bert, a single (divorced) dad of a teenager. Trying to date, while co-owning Pig & Barley down in Memphis. Drennan, a wine rep for the bar who is in the city for a few more months. They aren't looking for anything more than a good time.
Bert isn't perfect. Neither is Drennan. You don't want to them to be. Navigating through the unknown is completely terrifying, nothing in there lives were don ...more
After several attempts of writing my own version of the blurb but nothing I write can even come close to her awesome blurb!
I have been eagerly awaiting this book since I finished Borrowing Trouble. I listed it as one of the books I wanted to read in 2017. And it’s here! When I finally sat down to read Plus One, I swore that I would read just the first chapter and then I would prepare for the house inspection. Of co ...more
Bert is the perfect hot, tatted, alpha males all us romance readers swoon to find. Drennan is the perfect blend of strong, determined yet owns her femininity. Together the chemistry on the pages starts with a slow bu ...more
We get two strong, smart, sexy MCs with their sh*t pretty much together. Neither have too many hangups outside the normal "this is life" issues. They have a short-term acquaintances with benefits relationship while Drennan is in town. I loved that Drennan was confident in herself and didn't apologize for who she was or what she wanted. And Bert, who doesn't love a man who loves his son, isn't afraid to be a parent (not his BFF), tr ...more
Plus One is Bert and Drennan's story. It is a hot, sexy read with sweet moments and moments that will make you laugh. The story takes place in Memphis. Since it is centered around a restaurant, the author gives great descriptions of the food and wine.
Albert "Bert" is a tattooed, divorced father of a son. He spends many hours at Pig & Barley. Bert's son is getting ready to graduate from high school and go off to college. Bert will soon have to deal with b ...more
This is my first book by Mae Wood and it was enjoyable.
Plus One is a story about Bert, a restaurateur and Drennan, a wine rep who have undeniable chemistry.
Bert is a very successful businessman who is a divorced father of a teenage boy. He is living his life to the fullest and enjoying every moment.
Drennan is from a well-known family and is trying to make it on her own. She is very sassy and has noticed the hot restaurateur who has woman falling at his feet.
With quite a few years age ...more
Bert part owner of the Pig & Barley restaurant, a tattooed single father of Grady who is just about to graduate high school, what is more endearing I ask myself well when that man is also funny and loyal my heart goes ...more
This is Bert's story. He falls for a very young wine rep who is actually a very young CEO of a winery. Why are there so many stories of younger women and older men??
Plus One was definitely worth the read. I loved the characters and the plot. I just wish there was really a P ...more
My Mae Wood journey began with THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT, so I read the books in reverse order of publication. There are several significant cross-overs but the books stand on their own, so feel free to just dive in!
I love books that feature food and drink, and it’s a bonus that they feature heavily i ...more
She loves cheeses, complicated crafts that she'll start but never complete, and puns.
A while ago Mae decided that she needed to give up the fear that she couldn't write "great literature" and write what she wants to read.
And she wants romance. And laughter. And real life.
She wants heroines who are brave. Brave enou ...more