Saturday, March 5, 2016

Review: Beneath The Vine by Lillian Bryant

Releases: March 20 2016

Synopsis:Selene Cavalier spent the majority of her time behind her cello. Her dull life was made up of dark notes, hard work and sheet music. 

Bennett Monterosso did what he had to do to get his family’s winery up and running. He didn’t have time for his old ways. His quiet dominance had been silenced. His need was just waiting below the surface, until now. 

Having her—it was all he could think about as he watched the young woman behind the cello. 

Gage Calibri left his best friend, his home and his tarnished past five years ago. He suppressed his darker tastes, his physical appetites, and his secrets until he no longer had a choice. 

It only took one night for these three lives to collide and to be altered forever.  

This wasn’t what they were expecting. This wasn’t who she was. Each moment they sank deeper, each minute they felt more, each second they took her further. 

Unhinged… restrained… this obsession… this love… it was all consuming. 


Rating: 5/5 stars!

I don't even know where to begin with this review!
I haven't been able to ground myself since finishing it. My head is still in the clouds and consumed with all things GAGE.
Thats right I'm #TeamGage! I guess I can start off by saying love triangles are not my thing- never were.
but seeing as Lillian Bryant has a way with making me fall madly in love with her stories I couldn't wait to read it.
I had this bad boy sitting on my kindle for some time and I was just waiting for that perfect moment to dive in. Although I want to kick myself for waiting so damn long but I guess in the end it payed off seeing as I was able to buddy read it with the soul sister. I wasn't sure if our friendship could survive this beautiful and heart wrenching story because she was #TeamBennett and I was #TeamGage but it did -just barely! I loved how our rants and blowouts made this experience so much better! Bennett is a business man who went through a life altering experience and found himself stuck in some dealings that he couldn't find a way out of. 
When Gage's business brings him back to his hometown, he runs into Bennett (his childhood best friend) which he hadn't spoken to in 5 years. In that moment, at Bennet's Winery opening they both find themselves eyeing the same girl Selene (the cello player) and it was as if things hadn't changed between them even after all the years they spent apart. Things get messy and they both fall in love with her. I don't want to go into too much detail even though I can discuss this book for as long as anyone would listen to me but I would just end up spoiling the experience for you all. Just know this book is a MUST READ and all of you should pre-order it and read it as soon as it lands on your kindles! Do not be an idiot like I was and wait! The author has truly outdone herself with this story since she was able to penetrate my stone cold heart and made me ugly cry like a freakin baby towards the ending - I never fuckin cry!!!
Ugh, just goes to show how even though you hate love triangles the magic of an author's writing can change your opinion on it.

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