Thursday, July 13, 2023

Beginning of Forever by Catherine Bybee

A sommelier meets his match.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes the story of two wine enthusiasts who ride the ups and downs of love in the vineyards of Tuscany.

Tasting wine is not enough: sommelier Giovanni D’Angelo wants to create it. To put his family first, he’s always deferred his dreams—a vineyard to run, a woman to marry. But a three-week vineyard tour in Italy could set him back on track.

For Emma Rutledge, wine is in her blood. Intent to run the family wine business one day, she finds that the men in her family are only intent to push her out of it. But that’s fine—she’s got a plan.

When Gio and Emma meet on a wine tour in Tuscany, their shared aspirations fuel an undeniable chemistry. Returning home to California, they work toward setting up Emma’s vineyard and a label of their own. But when Emma receives a life-altering diagnosis, she worries it’s all been for nothing.

As Emma works to cement her family legacy while dealing with this unexpected challenge, Gio tries to convince her that their future isn’t just wine.

It’s each other.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of The D'Angelos series!
For book one, When It Falls Apart, click HERE.
For book two, Be Your Everything, click HERE.


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Beginning of Forever by Catherine Bybee

Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third in the series and I would definitely recommend that you read them in order for all the goodness on offer from this fabulous family and their journeys to their happily ever afters.

Gio does his duty by the family restaurant business, but his true dream is to make wine. So when his family gives him the gift of a three-week wine tour of Tuscany, and promise that it is now his time, he is incredibly grateful and humbled by their generosity. Little did he realise that whilst on this trip of a lifetime he would not only decide it was time to find a vineyard of his own, but also fall for another guest on the tour.

Emma comes from a wine dynasty but is overlooked due to her gender. Frustrated beyond belief, she decides to take a sabbatical and goes on a wine tour with her best friend. Her suitcase bound for the far east, she finds herself in Tuscany short of clothing, but with a willing hero... called Giovanni.

I loved these two together – lots of fun, snark, and fabulous chemistry. It was a delight watching them fight the inevitable. Gio was all in from day one, but Emma, already divorced and fed up of being controlled by her father and ex, took longer to see how Gio was different. His behaviour, thanks to a lifetime of putting everyone else first, could not have been more beguiling to someone used to being ignored.

Delicious fun, and lovely to catch up with all the D'Angelos and their loves!



Author Bio

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author CATHERINE BYBEE has written twenty-seven books that have collectively sold more than three million copies and have been translated into twelve languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series, the Weekday Brides series, the Most Likely To series, and the First Wives series.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided with a free copy of Beginning of Forever (The D'Angelos #3) by Catherine Bybee to read and review.

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