Winemaker and single father Conor Flaherty is determined to make this Christmas holiday special for his daughter even though his family’s winery, Four Irish Brothers, is facing some challenges.
High-octane Chicago attorney Samantha Hayes is looking forward to some delicious food, fine wine, small town charm, and a break from her hectic big city life when she agrees to do a favor for her boss and help his younger brother with a lawsuit that’s been slapped on his family’s historic winery in River’s Edge. She’s not expecting that her sexy new client will have a smile that will melt her heart and remind her that there’s more to life than work.
Sam falls hard for Conor, his daughter and the small, friendly town, but can she trust her instincts and risk her heart? Sam hasn’t seen a lot of happy-ever-afters in her life, but Conor and the magic of Christmas make her want to believe.
The Four Irish Brothers Winery series starts off with Conor Flaherty’s story. In this book, Conor and his brothers are fighting to save their family winery from their step-mother who is contesting their father’s will.
Samantha Hayes is a Chicago lawyer and is representing the brothers. Sparks fly from the minute Conor and Sam meet, but neither of them is interested in a relationship. Conor is a widower raising his little girl, Ali, on his own and Sam is just interested in her career at the moment. The more time Sam and Conor spend together, the more they realize they could be good together. Sam is afraid she wouldn’t be the best mother for Conor’s daughter and this causes her to run when her job is over. But once Sam is back at home, she can’t get Conor, Ali, the charming town and its people off her mind. She soon finds herself heading back just in time for Christmas.
If this book is any indication of how the rest of the series will go, I can’t wait to read more. The author wrote characters that I was instantly drawn to and couldn’t wait to learn more about. The description of the town made me want to be there. The story was fun and interesting, though emotional in parts. I will anxiously be waiting for the next book.