Tuesday 27 June 2023

🌸 Catherine Bybee 🍷 BEGINNING OF FOREVER πŸ‡ D'Angelos #3 πŸ’


Catherine Bybee

• 27 June 2023
• standalone Romance
• Book #3 in the D'Angelos Series

4.75 Stars

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.

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.

Emma + Gio

Gio's dream has always been to one day have a big family and own a little place where he can make his own wine.
Emma was born into a huge wine empire. But her dad only sees her as an unqualified female. So now she wants to have her own winery in Southern California. Far away from her dad in Napa.
Gio and Emma meet on a wine tasting group tour in Tuscany.
It's all sparks and wine and fun and amazing moments...
But can they have a future together? They kinda basically almost have the same dreams....

Let the fun times begin...

Another perfect love story in this adorable series.
I love the whole family vibe and the weeks in Italy were just amazing. I so wanted to join them in drinking all that wine and eat all that amazing food!
You'd think it would be so easy for Emma and Gio just to get together and live their dream winery lives... But it's not.
Emma is not dreaming of the big family with lots of kids. She just wants the wine and to prove to her idiot dad that she can do this.
And poor Gio. He wants exactly what he had growing up. The perfect family - plus his own wine.
Plus we have a bit of a health scare too.
But we have the whole book to get to that happy end.
I really loved reading this.
I don't know what it is with me and wine country books. I just adore them. I'm not a big wine-drinking person at all - but those books are just totally my thing.

I so need to see this series on TV one day!
The people, the locations, the FOOD and wine....
Can't wait to read Salena's story next!

BEGINNING OF FOREVER was such an adorable + funny + sweet + sparky + just beautiful Italian/Californian wine love story - I loved it! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Gio - this one is mine!

ARC received for an honest review
Welcome back to Little Italy and the D'angelos.
Add in a wine tasting trip to Italy, a lovely lady from Temecula and the Golden Girls, and you get this fabulous installment of the D'Angelo series.
There is so much different between Emma and Gio's family, his full of love, hers part love, part... well, not sure what you would call it.
But their love of wine (in a non-alcoholic way) is what brings their love story to life.
I loved the imagery of the Italian landscape, made me want to be on the tour, eating all the cheese boards (because I don't like wine, but the cheese and crackers, nom nom nom)
I thing Emma and Gio should have their own show on the Food  Network, with their tour friends as special guests!
I really enjoyed this series, this family and their HEAs

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New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with 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 International Bestselling Not Quite series, the MacCoinnich Time Travel series as well as the Internationally Bestselling Weekday Brides series.