By Morgan Lott
To help you make a selection from the Whoa!mance Library we have provided tasting notes for each text. Since we don’t want you to die of thirst as you are reading or - even worse - choose water to drink while reading, we have provided recommendations for tipples that will TIP the scale on your reading experience from okay to OKAY!
A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
Mineral. Rain. Semi-sweet.
Pairs well with: A rose. Obviously.
Beast by Judith Ivory
Dark. Vaguely perfume-y. Angry.
Pairs well with: Cab Sav licked off a very expensive floor.
About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
Smoke on the tip of the nose. Dark chocolate. Tart at the end.
Pairs well with: Fino Sherry (said out loud in an English accent).
Priest by Sierra Simone
Clove. Floral. Dank on the back of the palette.
Pairs well with: Manischewitz.
Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
Pine Needle. Vanilla. Metallic...oh my God is that blood?!?!
Pairs well with: A Very ‘90s Zinfandel.
Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
What? Who? Huh? How now?
Pairs well with: Lambrussco.
Improper Arrangements by Juliana Ross
Sunshine. Clover. Olive oil.
Pairs well with: A Gamay.
No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes
Crisp. Clean. Dry.
Pairs well with: Chardonnay. The bottle you and your step-mom reach for at Thanksgiving.
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
Warm. Sessionable. Bit of spice on the end.
Pairs well with: A widely-loved red blend for less than $20 because you aren’t pretentious.
Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden
Combustible gas. “Town”. Sparkling.
Pairs well with: Prosecco.
Gaywyck by Vincent Varga
Fog. Ocean. Antiques.
Pairs well with: Pinot Noir.
Tempest by Beverly Jenkins
Dry, in a good way. Spice. Leather.
Pairs well with: A Rioja.
A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsay
Sticky. Challenging. Tropical.
Pairs well with: A store-bought Pina Colada mix, served a la cereal.
The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan
Straight-forward. Bold. Goes down easy.
Pairs well with: Malbec
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
Fresh water. Incense. Ink. Guilelessness.
Pairs well with: Petite Sirah
Paradise by Judith McNaught
Capitalism. Fois gras, mispronounced. Sidewalk snow.
Pairs well with: A very ‘80s White Zin.
Mistress Firebrand by Donna Thorland
Gun powder. Patriotism. Theatre?!
Pairs well with: Whatever is in your dad’s cooler.
Wild Orchid by Karen Robards
Suburban. Pink. Hot.
Pairs well with: A moscato on ice.
All Revved Up by Sylvia Day
Motor oil. Fryer oil. Lip gloss.
Pairs well with: A shot of tequila to try and impress somebody. Then a glass of whatever the house white is when your by yourself later.
The Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
Imitation vanilla. Dusty doily. Boredom.
Pairs well with: Gruner Veltliner. Shrug.
Suddenly Who by Lisa Kleypas
Pairs well with: Vagisil.
Making it Last by Ruthie Knox
Snickers. Coca-cola. Desperation.
Pairs well with: Whats on sale at Target.