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(Vino & Veritas #9)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  395 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Auden and Carter are the swoony heroes I didn’t know I needed in my life! Turnabout is spectacular, and everyone should read it.” USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen

I don’t have time for an unplanned visit home to help out in my father’s struggling letterpress shop. My stint in Vermont will have to be short, for a couple of reasons:

One, I’m a busy executive trying t
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 302 pages
Published May 6th 2021 by Heart Eyes Press
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Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Second chance romance is one of my favourite tropes, when it's done well and you can see that there was a valid reason for why they didn't work at the time and why things have changed.

Here you get just that. When Auden and Carter split in their early 20s after a fairly lengthy college romance, a lot of it was to do with wrong place, wrong time and outside forces they had little control over.

When they meet again a decade later, it's clear not only did the feelings never go, but also the pain
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We're back in Vermont!

Vino & Veritas #9

Carter + Auden.

Carter and Auden were together for three years in college. But Carter has been working towards being a big business man in Montreal now for a decade and Auden is still in Vermont, working for Carter's dad at their little printing shop.
But now Carter's back for a while - because dear old dad is chasing after mom - who left him to go to Paris.





I was already in love with the book when I read th
I didn’t expect to love this as much as I did. Laurel Greer is a new author to me, and I really liked her writing. It’s humorous and engaging, and from the first pages on, I knew I was going to enjoy this story. I might feel like this is my favorite V&V book up till now. I haven’t read them all yet, so that might change, but that’s how much I enjoyed it.

Auden is a sexy Scott with a sexy accent and one who still wears his kilt now and then. He’s also Carter’s ex. They come to work together when C
Apr 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

This was a very nice, charming second chance at love story.
My liking grew page after page and I found the ending cute and heartwarming.

Carter and Auden were a couple during college but after that dreamy time when they have to choose about their working careers they have opposites ideas and those ideas drove them apart. Auden decided to stay and to work for Carter's father in his little printing shop, Carter flew all the way to Canada seeking his dream of greandeur and wide marketing. Now ten ye

if that ending hadn’t turned around, i would have given this three stars, but thank fuck it didn’t go down the root i thought it would (which is one of my biggest pet peeves in romances).

the author did an amazing job of making my heart hurt for these two while simultaneously making me frustrated for them to get their shit together lol.

i adored Auden. he was my fave. he was a full five stars for me. he made my heart hurt and i just wanted to give him a big cuddle. he was just precious and his S
May 21, 2021 added it
DNF 20%

Sick and tired of second chance romances where I have to wade through 60%+ of the book full of pages and pages of hurt feelings and snide comments. I’m sure this will be enjoyable to many, but the characters are too different and I already see one as being absolutely absurd.
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
It wasn’t one of my favorites.
May 11, 2021 rated it liked it
[3.4] A second chance at love story wooooo!

Both Carter and Auden have valid concerns and fears with rekindling their relationship, and it really becomes a matter of being brave enough to believe in a happy ending the second time around and to give up some ground. I like how they were eventually able to push through those doubts, which in large part stemmed from their parents (Carter's dad's pride and Auden's mom's risk-averse behavior and distrust) and had eaten at them for so long.

I personally
Kelsey Renae
Apr 10, 2021 rated it liked it
*** I received an eArc from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.***

This was an easy-to-read second-chance romance in the world of Vino and Veritas that did not disappoint. Both main characters were fun to read as the characters re-discovered their feelings toward one another. This was a quick read that was a joy to experience in this world that is filled with lovely interactions with one another.
5 rousing stars from an accountant; 2 disappointed stars from a reader

Not a bad entry in the V&V stakes; a pleasant couple of MCs, a 'genuine' business background, and decent writing. But it's structurally flawed which kept nagging at my enjoyment.

One of things a good romance should do (IMHO) is to show both MCs changing so that they can be together, and the function of the plot should be to both prompt and impede change till near the 100% mark. What's happened here, though, is that MC1 did all
Joyfully Jay
May 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

Greer does a great job setting up the conflict between Auden and Carter in a way that makes both of them sympathetic and their concerns (and stubborn points) easy to understand. At first, Carter comes across as a bit of the big city guy looking to sell out the small town charm of the family business. He has worked hard to be the vice president of a big company and he doesn’t understand why his dad keeps his shop so small and outdated. But it is quickly apparent th
Lisa Anne
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, small-town, priority
Carter's dad owns a letterpress business, and his ex-boyfriend Auden runs the press. Twelve years have passed since Carter left home, after his dad told him he didn't want to hear any of his MBA ideas for his business. Auden didn't follow Carter. Carter has become a VP of a big chain office store.

Carter's dad calls him because his mother has left his dad. He comes home to Vermont to watch the business while his dad flies to Paris to try to repair his marriage. Auden and Carter are at odds...unti
Ruth Kamau
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Rachel Anne Kieran
May 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Bonus star for the author clearly sharing my paper and stationary fetish
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
Okayyyy I love this series SO MUCH. Every single one that I've read so far has featured such a range of characters and emotions and love stories that are completely unique and unforgettable. This one features a second chance romance between Auden and Carter. The two had met and fallen in love in college and are in the interestingly uncomfortable position of not ever having gotten rid of the other post-breakup due to the fact that Auden works with Carter's dad at a his letterpress shop. Carter, w ...more
May 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, read-in-2021
This was a wonderful second chance romance between Carter and Auden, who met in college, but then fell about when his grand plans to bring his father's print shop 21st century fell on deaf ears and caused a riff not only between Carter and his father but Carter and Auden. 12 years have gone buy and Carter is back, a bit begrudgingly, to help his Dad save his his marriage by giving him the time off he needs to go after his wife who left him. This brings back him to town...and the love he never fo ...more
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing

An excellently executed second chance romance that I couldn't put down.

Greer has a way of building tension that feels perfectly balanced in terms of intensity and enjoyment: there is a scene involving a printing press which is just so good, and Greet manages a couple of these scenes.

I loved the genuine character growth, but my favourite thing by far is that this second chance novel has no flashbacks and it's absolutely the better for it. Greer understands that, whilst the Auden and Carter
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
For me there was just something so sensual, romantic and tied between Carter and Auden. Granted it has been 10 years since they split with very little contact between them, but I still could feel what they used to be, could be again. That is once the pesky little details of work and life issues, seemingly insurmountable before, get resolved. I really did not like Carter's father and I was questioning Auden's mother, two of those pesky issues. But Carter and Auden were still so in tune and in lov ...more
May 11, 2021 rated it liked it
I struggled a lot with that one in the beginning, which is totally on me. The story turned out to be very nice. Both characters were really likable and the foundation of their relationship was very strong which worked for me.
May 11, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021-books, m-m-read
It was bound to happen eventually- a Vino and Veritas story that I didn’t love. While the ending went some way to addressing my pique, the list of people that I hated is as follows:

Francis - Carter’s father
Auden’s mother
Meddling and incredibly nosy Aunt Bee
Jill - Carter’s entitled ass rude sister
Auden for a large portion of the book.
Kate H
May 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
I love the World of True North that Sarina Bowen has created so I was beyond thrilled to find out that other authors would be writing books set in this world. Laurel Greer is a new author for me and I look forwards to reading more books by her. The Vino & Veritas series started off strong and while this is not my favorite addition to the series it was still a solid read.

I really liked most of the story that this book told and I loved Auden but I did not click nearly as well with Carter. It was s
Claudia Fosca Stahl
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Turnabout is a complete standalone, there’s no need to read any other book to love it, and it’s part of the True North series set in Sarina Bowen’s World of True North. And it is a beautiful book. Really worth reading if you ask me. It’s certainly an outstanding addition to the series.

Turnabout is a second chance romance with opposites attract and grumpy vs. sunshine, and it includes an unexpected snowstorm with only one bed and lots of laughter and beautiful stationary. I was especially captiva
May 17, 2021 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at around 75%. I know, I know, I was almost to the end but I got bored. I really wanted to like it but I think Carter and Auden’s romance was overwhelmed by the details on business - a lot of the plot was focused on Imprescott and even Carter’s VP job at Office Mart, so much so that it started to feel more like a book about the printing industry and less about the central romance. It’s unfortunate because I actually thought the business aspects were unique, I just didn’t want to read about i ...more
Annie Maus
May 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
New-to-me author, Laurel Greer, can really turn a phrase. Turnabout, a standalone ninth installment in the multiple-author series Vino and Veritas, features ex’s who are thrown together under difficult circumstances, allowing me to enjoy each of their thrusts and parries.

When Carter’s mom leaves his dad (who follows her to Paris to prevent divorce), Carter agrees to temporarily run his dad’s printing business, even though he just received a promotion at his own job. He knows his dad’s business w
Amy Dickinson
May 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️

I’m a relatively new reader of MM romance. With the creation of the Vino & Veritas world, my expansion into this romance has grown exponentially. Obviously, this limits me in that my breadth of knowledge about this sub-genre is limited. But what I’ve found in it has slaked my thirst for new aspects of romancelandia.

In romance at large, one of my favorite tropes is second chances. There is the requisite angst of whether “they should or shouldn’t” renew their interest in each
Amy Dickinson
May 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️

I’m a relatively new reader of MM romance. With the creation of the Vino & Veritas world, my expansion into this romance has grown exponentially. Obviously, this limits me in that my breadth of knowledge about this sub-genre is limited. But what I’ve found in it has slaked my thirst for new aspects of romancelandia.

In romance at large, one of my favorite tropes is second chances. There is the requisite angst of whether “they should or shouldn’t” renew their interest in each
May 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
That was gentler and more fun than I was fearing (blame the more angsty [up to a point] Right as Raine). RTC to come, but I enjoyed self hugely and intrigued to dip toe more into this series and trying out new (to me) MM romance authors

I'm not entirely certain how the VINO & VERITAS series got on my radar (I did a cover reveal for the upcoming titles in the series: Stronghold, Limelight, Unforgettable, Showstopper & Undone on my blog, The Pewter Wolf Reads back in May 2021), but somehow, I did a
May 08, 2021 rated it liked it
**3.5 stars

This is another new-to-me author in the V&V series and I very much enjoyed this story. It had my chest aching from the beginning and it never seemed to let up. There was this constant ache for several reasons no matter how cute and light it tried to get and I actually appreciated that. This is a second chance romance between a successful business man and the lost love of his sexy Scot in his sexy kilt.

Carter and Auden fell in love in college and worked for Carter's Dad's printing pres
Lenore Kosinski
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

I received a free copy through Heart Eyes Press in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

4 stars — I’m not sure if it was my mood, but while I LOVED parts of this story, I found my mind wandering while reading as well. I think it doesn’t help when there’s a lot of hype for a book…my brain doesn’t do good with hype. Which is stupid, but there it is.

I actually found Carter and Auden’s story to be really unique and well developed. I appreciated t
Reflections of a Swede
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, mm
This story gave my all sorts of feels. It’s the story of Carter, who left small town life for a chance to prove himself, and Auden, the one who stayed behind. And even though the story alternates between the viewpoints of Auden and Carter respectively, to me, this was Carter’s story.

My Carter:

There’s so much to love about this story.
Carter and Auden were obviously made for each other. But I just couldn’t see how they could possibly make it work (which of course is how it’s supposed to be). Howe
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Raised in a small town on Vancouver Island, Laurel grew up skiing and boating by day and reading romances under the covers by flashlight at night. Ever committed to the proper placement of the Canadian “eh,” she loves to write books with snapping sexual tension and second chances. She lives outside Vancouver with her law-talking husband and two daughters. At least half her diet is made up of tea.

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