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Something in the Wine

By: Jae
Narrated by: Laura Bannister
Series: The Moonstone, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Summary

All her life, Annie Prideaux has suffered through her brother's constant practical jokes. But Jake's last joke is one too many, she decides when he sets her up on a blind date with his friend Drew - neglecting to tell his straight sister one tiny detail: Her date is not a man but a lesbian.

Annie and Drew decide it's time to turn the tables on Jake by pretending to fall in love with each other.

At first glance, they have nothing in common. Disillusioned with love, Annie focuses on books, her cat, and her work as an accountant while Drew, more confident and outgoing, owns a dog and spends most of her time working in her beloved vineyard.

Only their common goal to take revenge on Jake unites them. But what starts as a table-turning game soon turns Annie's and Drew's lives upside down as the lines between pretending and reality begin to blur.

Something in the Wine is a story about love, friendship, and coming to terms with what it means to be yourself.

©2016 Jae (P)2018 Ylva Publishing

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Good but not thrilling

I had listened to another one of Jae's books (Just for show) which I had really enjoyed but this one lacked the depth that the other one had. I liked Drew but failed to relate to/understand/appreciate Annie.
Worth mentioning that there is no sex in this one, if that's what you're hoping for hahaha

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lovely story but ending was abrupt

really liked the book, but didn't like the ending. it felt unfinished. no love scenes so you weren't there along with the characters when they took that step. I was actually shocked when it ended, thinking that I didn't have the whole book, but alas I did. unsatisfied abrupt end.

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  • DHH
  • uk
  • 23-04-19

stuck with it & turned out ok.

a nice book of someone slowly falling in love & the pressure that bring, especially if they aren't knowingly gay. I did initially have as problem with the narrator at the beginning of the book, as she read it very robotic. however t he at did improve as it went on, so stick with it.

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Bloody Marvelous.

This book was great, I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters were loveable, engaging and written very well. I would highly recommend this book.

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Narrator did a good job with this story.

I loved this audiobook and will definitely listen to it again. As I've come to expect from Jae (the author), this book is a well written story that pulls you in from start to finish. I have found Jae to be a solid author who doesn't disappoint. When I start her books I have come to know and trust that I will enjoy them.

The main characters (Annie & Drew) in this book are very likeable and easy to relate to. I enjoyed the story very much, and actually really liked that it was a slow burn romance for these two.

The narrator did a good job of capturing these characters and the story.

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  • vondee
  • 06-03-18

Sweet story. No sex.

I enjoyed the story. I am dissapointed in the lack of a love scene. The story could have been so much better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-03-18

lack luster

Very much a struggle to finish, I actually didn't, I feel asleep. Just not that romantic or believable. no good romance in this book!

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  • Kris
  • 18-01-19

Wonderful

This book was refreshing and sweet.. it was a light hearted romance. I loved the momentum of the story line. The writer did a great job building the characters friendship. I think i would of like to of seen a more conclusive ending like where they were heading next. But thats be wanting the book to never end. I TRULY enjoyed this Writer Jae is very talented and i love her work.
Ps. There is a part two....

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  • Abolynn
  • 20-03-18

Good romantic comedy that warms your heart.

I read a ton of the romances and will have to say this was good one. I found myself looking forward to reading and catching up on what was going to happen next. Yes it was a bit predictable but if you like wine and romance you will enjoy this delightful rom-com.

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  • Virginia O.
  • 17-04-19

Favorite Jae Book so Far

I love Jae because her characters have the depth that most lesbian romance writers don’t spend the time putting into their characters and stories. My favorite Jae book yet.

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  • Amada
  • 02-07-18

Something In The Book

Loved it! I found myself laughing and truly enjoying the blossoming of the friendship between Annie and Drew. It was relatable on many levels and was lol’ing throughout the adventure. It’s always sad to say goodbye to characters and Annie and Drew are no exception. Au revoir Annie & Drew!

The audible narration was good but found myself wondering at times, which character was speaking. Would have been good to have more distinctive voices to tell the characters apart.

Overall, loved the story and bought another Jae book, as I enjoyed this first one so much!

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  • Yamino Endo
  • 09-05-18

Another amazing story by Jae

After listening to "Perfect Rhythm" I knew I would love any of her stories and this one proved me right.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-05-18

I think I'm in love with this Audiobook !

My wife (who I'm playing this book for a chapter each night before sleep) has gotten rather jealous because over the last 2 weeks I've spent more time with this audiobook than I've spent with her (I'm retired & she works 40 hrs a week). My problem is I don't know which character Ilove more, Annie or Drew. I want a sequel, I want a movie ... I at least want some FanFict expanding on this story ... wow Ilove this book ! ! !

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  • Jen Cezar
  • 16-04-18

Plenty of angst, but No sex

Couldn't tell the difference between main character's voices, no intimacy in the end. Disappointing overall.

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  • Mrs. NY
  • 15-04-18

Decent Book, has alot of potential!

Overall the book was decent. I'm a Jae fan and very much enjoy her books. This one left a lot to desire tho. I was disappointed at the lack of sex scenes, which made the book anticlimactic for me. It was a sweet coming out story. The characters had good chemistry and so much potential to be fiery but 11 hrs and no action... :-/. The narrator was good tho, if it wasn't for her having a nice voice, I might have not listened til the end.