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Heidi Hart

By day, I'm a domestic violence prosecutor. By night, I read romance to restore my faith in love, relationships, and humanity in general. 

Sorry, I Just Can't Root for a Wine Snob

A Lot like Love - Julie James

I liked this, but not nearly as well as Something About You. I didn't much care about the heroine, Jordan: I think wine snobs are hugely pretentious, and I just can't root for a wealthy, beautiful, blue-eyed blonde, even if her mama is dead and her brother's in jail (poor, poor baby). The hero, Nick, also seemed a little flat: there wasn't much to him except for sarcasm. Worse, the conflict in their relationship, especially in the big blowup before the end, seemed contrived--the kind of argument that stems from needing to stretch out the story rather than from any real, insurmountable conflict. Still, Julie James is always a reliable choice for a witty, fun contemporary romance, and while this isn't her best, you could do much worse.