Title: Rewined Vol 1
Series: Party Ever After #1
Author: Kim Karr
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 25 Nov 2018
Synopsis from Goodreads
Life is short. Time is fast.
No replay. No rewind.
That’s my motto.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
That is until the day I turn 27 and everything changes. Suddenly, I’m expected to…
1) Move back to my hometown.
2) Stop partying.
3) Take over my family’s winery.
4) And get married.
That last one I didn’t see coming.
I’m Tyler Justin Ryan Holiday III, Northern California’s most eligible bachelor, and I don’t do monogamy. It’s just a wild guess but I’d have to say that monogamy isn’t going to do me, either.
My grandmother won’t listen to a word I have to say on the matter. And since the old battle-axe is still at the helm of my legacy, it’s not like I can blow her off. However, when she tells me whom she thinks will make the perfect bride, and then subsequently drops me at said bride’s door, I nearly lose my f*cking mind. Sure, dear old granny tries to sugarcoat the situation with a lot of glitz and glamour, but there’s no turning ash into fairy dust.
Paris Elizabeth Hollis Fairchild isn’t only the ultimate party girl and terrible wife material, she’s also my sworn enemy. We loathe each other. We have good reason. And it isn’t because our families are competitors.
Needless to say, I’m not surprised when the she-devil slams the door in my face—but it still pisses me off.
Apparently, she doesn’t know me as well as she thinks.
Doesn’t understand I’ve changed.
Doesn’t realize her rejection only spurs me on—makes me want to tame her, claim her, make her mine.
Then again, at 27 I’m no longer a lovesick teenager. I’m a grown-ass man with a big ego and an even bigger…never mind.
Paris says she doesn’t want to know how big I am, in any sense of the word.
I don’t believe her.
Either way, it doesn’t matter.
She’s a challenge I can’t resist. A temptation I can’t ignore. The woman I must have. We haven’t spoken in ten years but mark my words, she and I will be doing that and a hell of a lot more—very soon.
Life is short. Time is fast.
That’s my new motto.
And there’s no sugarcoating that.
***This is Volume 1 in the Party Ever After series. Volume 2 will be released on December 9th and Volume 3 on December 23rd.***
Ohhh Kim Karr is such a tease with Rewined; she gives just enough information to make the story flow but not enough to give a clear picture of the events that have shaped both of the main characters, Paris and Tyler.
Tyler starts off as being completely douche-tastic, embracing the playboy persona with added a-hole for good measure. The only thing he truly cares about is his family’s winery which he is just about to inherit as per his Grandfather’s wishes on his 27th birthday. Although there is a lot more at stake than Tyler realises when he is confronted with the reality of the status of the family business. Not to mention the very messed up family dynamic he has going on.
There are hints of a past relationship gone bad between Paris and Tyler as well as glimpses of the passion between them both past and present. However, no details are forthcoming as to the demise of their teenage relationship or the depth of emotion they shared – they really do epitomise the saying ‘there is a fine line between love and hate’.
There are also subtle implications within the narrative that suggest there are a lot more family secrets to be dug up in the quest to save the winery. Kim feeds the reader little tidbits throughout volume one leaving room to infer the direction of the plot/relationship between Tyler and Paris in the next volume.
I adored Tyler’s epiphany and the crossing of the love/hate divide, his alpha tactics were humorous to witness. I am excited to see where the next instalment will take us 😍