Wine!mance

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.

Rose used to be cool. Now it’s just like...I mean you see the picture.

Rose used to be cool. Now it’s just like...I mean you see the picture.

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).

Your aunt posted this on your mom’s wall. She is just the most. I thought it would be appropriate in this blog post.

Your aunt posted this on your mom’s wall. She is just the most. I thought it would be appropriate in this blog post.

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.

Pictured above: Kathleen Woodiwiss and her son. She clearly deserved a    ‘brusc-y   .

Pictured above: Kathleen Woodiwiss and her son. She clearly deserved a ‘brusc-y.

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.

She isn’t your real mom, and she never will be.

She isn’t your real mom, and she never will be.

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.

Perhaps you will begin the day on a Sun-Blazed Beach with your Colada in a glass. But by the time you reach a star-lit cove, cereal bowl fer sure.

Perhaps you will begin the day on a Sun-Blazed Beach with your Colada in a glass. But by the time you reach a star-lit cove, cereal bowl fer sure.

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.

Go ahead. Drink your wine like nobody is watching. ;)

Go ahead. Drink your wine like nobody is watching. ;)

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
Raspberries.
Pairs well with: Vagisil.

Making it Last by Ruthie Knox
Snickers. Coca-cola. Desperation.
Pairs well with: Whats on sale at Target.

 
 
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