Nothing could go wrong with this scenario. I watched my family’s vineyard fall under the auction hammer, holding back tears of grief and rage. What should be mine went to a stranger.
I want to hate Kane McCallum and his dark blue eyes. He has everything: looks, money, even a big, lovable dog. Now he’s offered me a job managing the vineyard—my vineyard.
I can stay in my family’s home, but only if I work for him.
I’m a billionaire looking for something more. I don’t want to care what happens to prickly Meg Villier, but I see hard work and courage in her calloused hands. Passion in the curve of her generous mouth. Tenderness in the way she treats my dog.
I want it all: my future billions, the vineyard... and Meg.
I absolutely loved this book as I do all of Toby Jane's books. I am honored to be a part of her ARC team but trust me I wouldn't give 5 stars unless I absolutely loved the story. I couldn't put it down (shouldn't have started it at night in bed) lol. This story takes place in the Napa Valley region in California which has a special place in my heart as I lived about an hour away for three years and often made the trip to share with visiting friends. Ms Jane tells the story of a vineyard in foreclosure being bought by a handsome incredibly wealthy young man from New England who has no idea of what he is getting into except is smart enough to keep on the previous owner as his manager who also is a lovely intelligent woman who had just lost her grandparents from whom she had inherited this winery. The description of wine country by Ms Jane has me longing to return. There were twists and turns that I did not expect and the ones I expected did not happen. This is a stand alone but I could definitely see it turning into a mini series because it left me wanting for it not to end quite yet.
Such a wonderful way to continue the Somewhere series. As always a great ride, that allows you to a travel to a new place. I love that Toby Jane is continuing this series much like she did the Scortch series. I really enjoyed the layout of that series and drifting through each of their lives as it enables the reader to have familiraity with the characters and check in on the characters they love. So excited for more!!
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OMG! OMG!! We are getting our spin off of the somewhere books. I am so happy to read this book. We start this book off with Rafe and Ruby's oldest son Kane. I love everything about him. He is sweet and strong. When he came across the vineyard I just knew it was for him.
Meg, she has so much sadness in her life. She is all alone and you wonder what is going to happen to her.
Kane offers Meg the job as manager of the vineyard. Boy do the sparks fly with them. You know they going to either hate each other or love each other by the end of this story.
This story has the love story that makes you feel it. You know the butterflies, blushing, and a bit of tears. I was struck with hearts from the start to the end. They have a very awkward but sweet romance. They have to over come a lot of hard work and stupid relatives to make this relationship work.
You are going to be ecstatic at the end of this book. There is so much happiness your can't help but have a big smile on your face as this story wraps up. I can't wait to see Colton next. He is going to get hit just as hard I believe.
I was so excited to read this book. I loved the story of Kane’s parents, Somewhere On St Thomas, and this one did not disappoint. Meg is devastated by the loss of her family’s vineyard and home, but has no choice but to let it go. Kane buys the property but is taken with Meg’s strength and hires her to stay on as manager and stay in her house. They make a great team, but each has their own baggage and issues to work out. I loved these two together, and DOG!! I’m a sucker for big dogs and the one in this book is huge and amazing. The descriptions of the land, the house, the people, the things involved in the growing and harvesting of grapes, were all so vivid it felt like I was there in person. I am looking forward to reading the upcoming books in this series as well.
Meg has to give up her vineyard, it is going to auction. She lived there with her grandparents, until they died. There were no funds to keep it running. Kane bids on it and wins. He gets to know how involved she is in this family property and with her help is learning about this business. He hires her to manage it. He is a billionaire but does not tell her. This book has so many ups and downs with this budding relationship and other family issues. It has romance, suspense, and great character development in this book. I loved this Somewhere book. I am an ARC reader and I am giving an honest review. I have read the prequel about Kane's parent's romance. Can't wait for more books in this series. Love Toby's writings.
This is going to be a large series, so excited! Remember Ruby and Rafe, from Somewhere on St Thomas? Well, they got busy and had six boys. Their oldest, Kane, wanted to go out on his own. Stumbling across a winery at auction he found his future everything. Meg has been through a lot, crappy parenting, unsure of her career and then dealing with grandparents. She’s tough and definitely not prim and proper, perfect for Kane. This starter has everything for a series, character development, an obvious future and a little excitement. I received an early copy through the author and wrote my review voluntarily.
Oh I do love romantic family series and Somewhere in Wine Country starts a new generation of romance stories from Toby Jane, following her Original Somewhere books we now start with the eldest of Ruby and Raith's boys Kane.
Kane heads of with his gorgeous dog Flea on an adventure to find himself, what he doesn't expect to find is Love but honestly when you know you just know right...
Meg is sad, angry and lonely, for oh so many reasons, she just lost both of her beloved grandparents, now she is going to lose the winery and she has always felt unwanted by her mother... Meg seems to have hit rock bottom but then she meets Kane and well, things start to look up... Until they don't again...lol
What I loved most about these two was the awkwardness from both of them at times it was sweet and adorable... I also loved the miscommunications and their stubbornness they really were made for each other. The ending was just beautiful with family coming together. I laughed, I cried I got angry and I loved every page.
Great story, the characters seem real, human and flawed. Kane trying to find himself. Meg the heartache of losing grandparents and now the family home, and vineyards was overwhelming for her. Having only a class in college, he wanted this vineyard. He wanted to learn, and would hire someone to teach him. The smell of rich fruitless almost made him dizzy. The old creaky farmhouse drew him, as even Meg with her lost look. A story rich in emotion, and how trust and love came about. A definite winner for the author and readers. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion
Believable story-line and characters. Loosing family property & business is all too real in today's world and Toby deals with this in this book. Kane & Meg struggle together to keep an old family vineyard going and along the way there is trouble as well as hints at romance. I really enjoyed the gift of this book and love that Kane has 5 brothers. Can one say new series coming?!
I have enjoyed all of the previous Somewhere books and their tales of the Michaels sisters. So it comes as no surprise that I was eager to read this book and it did not disappoint. From a less than perfect first meeting through a tenuous budding friendship to a real relationship forged in fire, Toby Jane captures all of those feelings expertly. Set in the amazing wine country of California, the descriptions are so vivid, you can almost smell the grapes on the breeze. Sit back, take a trip and get wonderfully lost in Somewhere in Wine Country.
I loved this book. The characters are so likable and they grab hold of your heart. The story line keeps you engrossed and has you turning the pages and reading continuously until you are totally lost in the story and forget about the outside world. I love the animals that are in the book and how they are part of the story. This book held me captive until I finished reading it and has me waiting impatiently for the next book in this series!
This was a total change of genre for me and whilst it took me a little while to settle in for the most of it I enjoyed it thoroughly. we see a male lead and his dog and the female lead going through grief and the sale of her family home which she had only just come back to. Kane is looking for a change in career and stumbles across the vineyard. we follow Meg and Kane's ups and downs and it certainly becomes a non-stop read. if you are looking for an easy read then this is for you.
I had so enjoyed writing Rafe and Ruby’s story, Somewhere on St. Thomas! The idea to continue the books with their first son came to me when I moved to Wine Country myself, and it was a joy to develop these characters and their world! I plan to continue it with Somewhere in Montana, Colton’s story, next! ❤️❤️❤️
Now THIS is *GOOD* READING!! Toby Jane writes so incredibly wonderfully well ~ this is another terrific story about 'normal' people ~ women who are a bit 'large' and not drop-dead gorgeous . . . like most of us! . . . who live normal lives ~ well, until they fall madly in love with a BILLIONAIRE! And that's what makes this 'escapism' at its best . . . ahhhhh . . . I'm going to reread the entire "Somewhere" series right now!
I so enjoy Toby's writing, and even though I am not a huge romance fan, I thought I would give it a try. At first there was the writing and intrigue that I have come to enjoy, but then it led to the characters other thoughts. I would recommend this book to readers who want the sexy romance, but not to those who love Toby's suspense and intrigue. I am glad I read it as I am a huge fan of Toby Neal, but Toby Jane leaves me a bit underwhelmed. I received this book as an ARC reader, but the review is my own.
A new Toby Jane romance is always something to welcome. This book starts with the impending auction of Meg’s family vineyard, following her inheritance of it when her grandparents die. It has to be sold to pay off the debts left through medical bills and Meg doesn’t know what she will do with her life once this place she called home has gone. Enter Kane – the son of Rafe and Ruby (from Somewhere On St Thomas) – a young man who has walked away from his family fortunes and their security, travelling the country with his only companion – a dog called Flea. He spots an auction notice and impulsively attends, winning the bidding process. But he knows nothing about running a vineyard, so asks Meg to stay on as his manager. After a successful harvest the sparks fly in more than one way, will they find happiness or not? I loved this next generation Somewhere novel, (although it can be read as a stand-alone book too) and hope that the author continues to run with her romantic side for many more. Toby obviously knows and loves this area as her descriptions of place always make me feel as if I was there too. There is an element of suspense as well as romance and her characters are totally believable. I am an advance reader for this author and received this as an advanced review copy, but reviewed voluntarily.
When you are reading a romance book, there are certain things you want to see in it. This one hits the mark with these things. It has a solid back-story for both Meg and Kane, the two protagonists, they are both stubborn, and know what they want, and lastly, there is a rocky love story, which takes you on a ride while you read it.
There are some steamy scenes in this one, which I wasn’t expecting, so be aware of that if you aren’t used to it. Besides that, the story is extremely well written, there is some really good character development, and my favorite part of the book is Flea. He seems like a great companion and you can just imagine his excitement. In general, the book will make you laugh, smile, and roll your eyes at times. Pick it up if you are a fan of romance or secret billionaire titles.
The author provided me with an ARC copy of this book, but the opinions in this review are mine.
Author Toby Jane completely captures the essence of California wine country in this beautifully descriptive romance. As with her other stories, her characters come to life on the page, and the reader is drawn into the tale of family, friends, and romance in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. The plot is rich in detail, the romantic scenes are lush and satisfying. This isn't just a love story between a man and a woman, it's a story of a love of the land, of wine, and of a way of life. A deeply satisfying and heartwarming book!
Somewhere in Wine Country takes you on a heartfelt journey of two people looking for answers in their life. Meg has inherited a wine grape growing operation from her grandparents, only to find it is in foreclosure and headed for auction. Kane and his dog Flea (a character himself!) are on a road trip searching for a venture he can happily pour his heart and money into.
Personal foibles, misunderstandings, family heartache, and natural disaster all play a part in these two growing into a solid love. Somewhere in Wine Country fills your heart with the lusty and growing relationship between Meg and Kane, while also taking you on the passionate exploration of viniculture. Brava to Toby for a story well told!
This is a great, sweet, heartwarming romance, from one of the best authors. The storyline is fantastic, with a cast of characters that will have you wanting to go back home to visit. Meg's family is in the wine business. But, when her grandparents pass away and leave a mountain of debt and foreclosure she is forced to say goodbye to the only thing she has left. Kane is a family billionaire who wants something to call his own. He buys the winery and falls in love with it and all that comes with it Including it's former owner. If you want a sweet romantic romance than this is definitely your book.
Well, Toby Neal has done it to me again! I don't much care for romance stories, but I loved Neal's "Paradise Crime" series so much, I decided to read one of her romance-themed books. HA! Then another, and... well now I've read them all, including this latest one, "Somewhere in Wine Country" (written under 'Toby Jane'). SO DANG GOOD! Not only are her characters like regular people you might meet in the 'real' world, I always learn things from her books. In this one, I learned about what it takes to grow good grapes for wine. I always find myself looking up a few words she uses in her stories, even though I know what they mean from the context, but because I might not have seen them elsewhere. I can pretty much guarantee that you will like this one, no matter what your preferred genre is!
I’ve been looking forward to this book ever since Toby Jane first announced it. I can always count on her to whisk me away from the chaos of the world. It was great to catch up with the McCallum family and see how much they’ve grown over the years. Kane is a McCallum through and through. His heart is bigger than the family bank account. I could appreciate Meg’s reasons for being stubborn. Doesn’t mean I didn’t want to smack her though. I really enjoyed Kane and Meg’s journey of trust and overcoming loss. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the McCallum men.
I made the mistake of starting this book just before bedtime...needless to say I stayed up most of the night reading this book. Once you start you can't put it down. Meg's family vineyard is up for auction and Kane is looking for something to do with his life. When Kane wins the property in the auction , he offers to let Meg stay on the family property as long as she works for him. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
What a delightful read! The characters have heart, the setting is beautiful, and Flea is a wonderful treat. Toby Jane has yet another winner and we all have more to look forward to. Hard to put down once you begin, and it leaves you eagerly awaiting future books in the Somewhere series. As an ARC reader, I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to read and review this book.
I have read all the somewhere books and the trials and tribulations of the Michael's sisters so I was really excited to read this one and it did not disspoint.. From the beginning it starts with a bang and continues on. I enjoyed reading and learning about the process of harvesting the grapes .
What a great romantic story in Somewhere In Wine Country by Toby Jane. I am a definite fan of this author! I liked the story from the beginning. I felt for Meg, and what she went through, and now, she has a lot of emotions for the billionaire that just bought her family's vineyard. Not only that, he offered her a job. So, we have Meg, distraught, emotional, angry and some how, she hides her attraction to Kane. We have two perspectives, Kane's and Meg's, and it a recipe for either love, lust or disaster. This author brings the story to life. This author has a great imagination and I'm glad it's being shared with stories. It's an interesting story that's not just about girl hates boy, and then they fall in love. There is chemistry that is unwritten. It just fits. I like the I hate you/I love you romances, it brings a lot of interesting interactions. The sub plots are there, especially with how much Meg loves what used to be her vineyard. It’s one of those embraceable stories. The characterizations are engrossing and dynamic. If you love a good I hate you/I love you romances, this book should be next on your list. This story was very unpredictable. A wonderfully told story. Somewhere In Wine Country is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews. I hope to read more books by this author.