Talk about grabbing your interest at the beginning of a book! It’s a pretty good indication that the author has done just that when they can make you cry while reading the Prologue. That is exactly what happened to me as I began to read Entangled by Melissa Brayden.
This novel is the beginning of a new romance series set in Oregon’s wine country. In this book you meet the three women the series will follow, and we have the first of the romances with Josephine “Joey” Wilder and Becca Crawford. These two characters end up with an enemies-to-lovers tale since Joey is totally against the new resort opening up next door to her winery. Unfortunately, the general manager of The Jade, the new resort next door is Becca. This leads to lots of romance and attraction with the addition of misunderstandings and conflict.
This is a really well-written romance. The characters are very likeable, down to earth, and easy to fall in love with. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. The romance is captivating. It does have some angst running through the tale (obviously since I was crying before Chapter One), but the overall story is uplifting and joyous. To me it ends up being a feel-good story. And of course there is a dog, which always adds to the good vibes.
Ms. Brayden has a definite winner with this first book of the new series, and I can’t wait to read the next one. If you love a great enemies-to-lovers, feel-good romance, then this is the book for you.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.