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From the Moment We Met by Marina Adair ARC #Review SIGNED #Giveaway

Title: From the Moment We Met
Author: Marina Adair
Series: St. Helena Vineyard #5
Release Date: June 1, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance

After years of designing her family’s grand wineries (and a few not-so-grand closets on the side), Abby DeLuca knows she has what it takes to be an award-winning interior designer. Newly single, Abby lands the career opportunity of a lifetime and refuses to let anything—or anyone—stand in her way. And that includes St. Helena’s most irresistible contractor, the man who makes her melt every time she sees him—even though he shattered her heart years ago.
A former NFL star, Jack “Hard Hammer” Tanner now spends his days doing contract work for the beautiful women of St. Helena—and his nights doing off-the-books projects in their bedrooms. Yet the more time the sexy tool-belt-for-hire spends with Abby, the more he longs to fix her broken heart. Soon, rekindled sparks fly. But when Jack’s dream job comes calling, he faces a tough choice: building in the big leagues, or building forever with his first love.
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Five Stars
The “Darling” DeLuca + one “Hard Hammer”
I'm back for more St. Helena Vineyard! I have been excitedly waiting for Abby's story. She is the “darling” of the DeLuca family. Throughout the series we get pieces of her story, but in this book she's now single. It's her time to shine on her own...only if her brothers will let her. Yep, her four brothers have only the best intentions when it comes to Abby; however, their butting-in can be a real pain.
One of my favorite things about Abby is that she's fiercely independent and wants so much to succeed on her own, especially when a golden opportunity comes a knocking. Jack “Hard Hammer” Tanner wants to see Abby succeed so bad. They have a long history together, and despite the amazing, highly unresolved tension constantly simmering between them, Abby keeps Tanner pretty much at arms-length away. He's not sure how much longer he can wait for Abby to give him another chance. Honestly, I don't know how she can resist him. Jack holds a Super Bowl ring, still chiseled in all the right places, and he's also got a nice...tool belt! Oh, yes, indeed!
I've been an avid fan of this series from the start. I just adore Marina Adair's writing and love being swept away to St. Helena Vineyard every time a new book in the series comes out. The story not only explores two soul-mates finally recognizing what was there all along, but also it's about a father and son coming to an understanding. I've always enjoyed how Ms. Adair inserts humor into her stories. I've come to appreciate and expect the shenanigans of the three grandmothers. The newer characters are tied well into the plot and provide a little hilarity, as well as, realness and heart to the story. For me, From the Moment We Met was just the perfect story for both Abby and Tanner. I can't wait for more!

St. Helena Vineyard reading order
Book 2: Summer in Napa
Book 4: Be Mine Forever
Book 6: Need You For Keeps (Releasing March 2015)

About the author
Marina Adair is an International and #1 National best-selling author of romance novels. Along with the St. Helena Vineyard series, she is also the author of Sugar's Twice as Sweet, part of the Sugar, Georgia series and Tucker's Crossing, part of the Sweet Plains series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.
As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive. She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter at @MarinaEAdair or visit her at www.MarinaAdair.com.

~*~ GIVEAWAY ~*~
Marina Adair has very kindly donated either a SIGNED paperback OR an audiobook copy of From the Moment We Met (winner's choice). US only, terms & conditions apply.
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  1. I'm listening to this one now and I'm really enjoying it :) The narrator does a great job with this series!

    1. I haven't tried listening to the St. Helena Vineyard audiobooks yet, but I'm glad to heard you're enjoying it! Looking forward to your review, Loupe. :)

  2. This sounds like such a great series. I'm totally on a contemp kick still. And I love when there's the siblings dynamic in books.

    1. Gabe, Marco, Nate, Trey & Abby DeLuca are waiting for you to meet them, Christy!

  3. This does sound like a really good read. I need to add this one to TBR pile I think.

    1. I LOVE this entire series. She writes a wonderful balance of heart, humor, and small-town romance. :)

  4. What?!? I love this series and somehow missed this release. Epic fail here, but I will go buy it now!!

    1. Really, Kimba, you need to get to know "Hard Hammer" Tanner!!! :)

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  6. Yes, I do enjoy most contemporary romances. It's always interesting to see how a particular genre or aspect of art or literature evolves with the current times.

    1. I find that interesting, too. Thanks for stopping by!