Saturday, January 7, 2012
To Taste the Wine by Fern Michaels
My Rating: Two Stars
I read it because it was reported to be the story of a woman who throws caution to the wind and moves to the Australian wine country. And while that holds true it just wasn't what I was hoping for. Other than dust and drought conditions, not many elements of adjusting to Australia and the conditions there were included.
If you are a fan of bodice-rippers with heroines who like being sexually dominated this may be the novel of your dreams. It wasn't mine.
It is a smutty, trashy romance in the best possible connotations of the genre. My only complaint - if that were the type of book I were going for - would be that the ending is quite abrupt and leaves the reader with questions.
While it did contain all the necessary elements of a great trashy romance, that just wasn't what I was looking for. My score reflects less on the novel and more on my mood.