Alessandra Baci is an Italian cutie, loved by all and affectionately known as the "Nun of Napa." For the past 5 years Alessandra has been living her life without really moving forward. With her family winery and land in jeopardy, she is determined to make it a desirable place for couples to have their weddings. With her two sisters help she begins to revamp a cottage on the estate.
Penn Bennett is a famous television personality known for his construction renovations. He is also the newly discovered illegitimate Bennett son. He's in Napa getting to know his brothers and escaping some drama when he gets roped into helping the Nun of Napa finish the renovations on her cottage.
Their chemistry is incredible.
This is my first book by Christie Ridgway and it won't be my last. I devoured every word. The characters are rich and witty and the storyline fun and engaging. I loved Penn and Alessandra's characters, all their quirks and insecurities, all their flaws and strengths. They really had a physical and emotional pull that sucked you into their story and had me begging for more.
This is the 1st book in a trilogy and I can't wait to see what happens next. I think this is a fabulous start to a promising series and I will be anxiously awaiting the next publication date.
Crush On You was a fun contemporary romance with a bit of everlasting heartbreak on the side. What I found most interesting about this book was that besides the main romance between Alessandra and Penn there was a secondary romance between Alessandra's best friend and her cousin, and to me that secondary romance completely stole my heart. It was the story between two best friends, one of whom is about to be married when the other realizes he's completely in love with her but it's basically too late … more
In preparation for the first wedding held at her family winery, Alessandra Baci turns to rival winery co-owner Penn Bennett, who also stars in a prime-time home renovation show, for help in restoring the Baci estate's crown jewel.
"Christie Ridgway captures the true magic of falling in love." -New York Timesbestselling author Robyn Carr