Pour It On! #NewBook by Staci Troilo @stacitroilo

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to share my review for fellow author, Story Empire contributor, and friend, Staci Troilo, for her latest book, Pour It On. I’ve posted this on a Monday because all my Thursday review slots are scheduled until the beginning of March, and I wanted to showcase Staci’s newest book as early as possible 🙂>>

 

About the book:

Book cover for Pour It On by Staci TroiloBold, complex, vibrant. The wine is, too.

Despite Romy Chandler hosting a romantic meet-and-greet at her restaurant, she’s all business. When her sommelier quits without any notice—to work for the competition, no less—she goes into mega-mogul-mode. The last thing on her mind is finding a man. She’s looking for someone who knows his way around a Bordeaux, not the boudoir.

Rick Santucci grew up in his family’s vineyard. After years of hard work, he’s turned his grandfather’s humble produce farm into a profitable winery. Once he gets their bottles into the right establishments, he’ll be able to acquire more land and move into the next phase of the company’s expansion. His mother thinks the next stage should be a wife and children, but his sights are set on different fertile grounds.

When Rick and Romy meet, they both forget all about their ambitions. The evening becomes less about revenue than romance, and they get distracted by the music and wine. She thinks he’s the man she needs, both in the restaurant and out. He finds her to be the perfect partner on the dance floor and believes she’ll be the perfect business partner, too. But a series of mix-ups could put an end to everything they’ve started—personally and professionally.

My Review:

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Having read and enjoyed book one in the Keystone series, No Such Luck, I grabbed Pour It On as soon as it went on preorder. I love the cover, the title, and the blurb on this book, and the content lived up to my high expectations.

“Romy Chandler glared at Nigel’s smug sneer.” … from this fun opening line, the author takes the reader right into the action and tension, and it just keeps notching up, with plenty of laugh-aloud moments along the way.

The set up for the mistaken identity was priceless and executed brilliantly. The characters really came to life in this short novella, and I devoured this read in one fun-filled sitting. Here are some lines I loved …

“She glared at her wristwatch, willing the second hand to spin faster. It didn’t. Then she prayed it slowed. It didn’t do that either.” … (how many of us have been there!?)

And …

“Notes of … she didn’t know. It smelled like wine.”

And …

“His thoughts were as unfocused as the landscape he flew past.”

What can I say? … other than, go and read this book! If you fancy some quick, light-hearted, fun fiction, you’ll love this novella. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Between the Vines, when it releases.

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NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book


I wish Staci all the best with the Keystone Couples series. This lovely lady has a lot of life happening right now, so she may not manage to respond to your wonderful comments right away. I know she’ll be thrilled with this review and all your lovely support, though! 🙂.

 

Amazon Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09QLKXV5P/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09QLKXV5P/

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Natalie Ducey

Awesome review to share, Harmony! Bravo to Staci and another amazing achievement with the release and success of Pour it On. Cheers to you both! 🙂

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

I have no doubt that Staci has written another winner, Harmony.

Staci Troilo

So sweet of you to say, Robbie. Thank you.

Mar

Great review, Harmony! Can’t wait to read this one myself!

Staci Troilo

Thanks, Mar. I hope you enjoy it. 🥰

CS Boyack

Great review, and congratulations to Staci.

Staci Troilo

Many thanks, Craig.

Mae Clair

Fantastic review, Harmony. You hit on all the aspects that made me love this novella so much. It’s light-hearted, fun and flirty, and the mistaken identity angle is priceless.
Congratulations to Staci on another excellent release!

Staci Troilo

Thank you so much, Mae. I truly appreciate the kind words and am so glad you enjoyed the story.

Marcia Meara

Great review, Harmony! Congratulations, Staci! I know this one is going to be a huge hit!
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Staci Troilo

I appreciate your optimism, Marcia. Thanks for the support!

Staci Troilo

Harmony, thank you so much for spotlighting Pour it On today. Your review left me giddy with joy. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and I’m grateful for all the kind things you and your visitors had to say. 💕

Jan Sikes

I love your review, Harmony! And you nailed it with these words, “some quick, light-hearted, fun fiction.” I thoroughly enjoyed this short read and wish Staci much success with this series!

Staci Troilo

Thanks so much, Jan. I really appreciate that.

Staci Troilo

That’s high praise, indeed! {blushing} Thank you!

Joan Hall

Fantastic review, Harmony. I read Pour it On yesterday and loved it. Staci has a way with writing romance. I highly recommend this one!

Staci Troilo

Thank you so much, Joan. This was a fun one to write, from the first word through the blurb. I’m delighted you enjoyed it.

Yvette M Calleiro

I just picked up my copy! I enjoyed the No Such Luck and look forward to reading this one. Great review, Harmony! Congratulations, Staci! 🙂

Staci Troilo

I really appreciate that, Yvette. I hope you enjoy this one, too.

D.L. Finn, Author

Great review and post, Harmony. I just finished the story and completely agree it was a good one!

Staci Troilo

Thanks so much, Denise. I’m thrilled to hear that, and I’m truly grateful for the kind words.

John Howell

Excellent review, Harmony. Congratulations to Staci.

Staci Troilo

Many thanks, John!

Priscilla Bettis

Great review, Harmony! I just finished reading Pour It On too and loved it! So funny, so sweet.:-)

Staci Troilo

Thanks so much, Priscilla! I’m delighted you enjoyed it and really appreciate the support.