Posted in 3 1/2 paws, Book Blast, Giveaway, Review, romance on December 10, 2014

Release Date: December 4 , 2014

Published by The Writers Coffee Shop

Genre: FICTION/Romance/General

ISBN e-book:   978-1-61213-288-4

Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH





Everyone makes choices in life. Carina Porter may have made the wrong one.

After graduating college, she sits beneath her complimentary blanket in first class dreaming of grand adventures when she lands in Italy. Carina always put others first, but now, she’s resolved to indulge in an extraordinary vacation alone in Tuscany. Finally free from the demands of school and family, she’s determined to break away from her sensible nature and take risks. When a handsome man sits beside her on the plane, those daydreams vanish.

Stefan Savano is dashing and handsome. As he shares tales of his family and vineyard, Carina is swept away by his charm. After a brief courtship, Carina falls hard, but events come to light that make her question whether Stefan is as kind-hearted as he appears to be.

Things aren’t as they seem at Savano vineyard. Carina seeks answers, but it seems everyone is keeping a secret. When Stefan’s nephew, Enzo, pays a visit to the estate she’s drawn to his kind and free-spirited nature, and they form a friendship. Stefan becomes preoccupied with work, and when Enzo’s stay ends, Carina finds herself feeling isolated. It is then that illness and responsibilities require Stefan and Carina to return to his small vineyard in quaint Ravine Creek, New York.

There, Carina meets Stefan’s entire family and the time she spends with Enzo becomes more frequent. She tries to deny her traitorous feelings for him, but their attraction grows each day.

When Carina experiences a tragedy, she learns what true love means and must choose between an unhappy existence and a life of passion.

Her decision could do more than destroy a family—it could be fatal.
Where to start – Carina has just graduated from culinary school and is taking a trip to Italy when she meets a man on a plane and he asks her to come with him to his house…and she goes with him.   At least for her foolish choice she didn’t end up dead.  And then she ends up staying with him at his home.  Ok, maybe he is handsome and charismatic, but where is her common sense?!
There are several shady characters in the book and I was very surprised at some of the actions until I got closer to the end and realized why some things happen the way that they did….don’t want to give away too much!
There are quite a few F* bombs in this book and some fairly graphic sex scenes.  Just a heads up if you prefer to avoid these types of books.
We give this book 3 1/2 paws.  While I enjoyed the basic story line (despite Carina’s foolish choices!), I felt like there was something missing.  I can’t really tell you what though…just something I can’t put my finger on.

aemersonApril Emerson moved to New York City after graduating from college with a degree in literature. As a nature lover, living in the city was a culture shock, but she soon began to enjoy being surrounded by so much energy. Submerged in perpetual crowds, April developed a fondness for people  watching, which inspired her to start writing. Drawn to both the light and dark of humanity, she strives to tell sexy and romantic stories with exquisitely complex characters. When she isn’t writing, she loves listening to music or reading a good book while enjoying a glass of wine.


Praise for Out of the Dark 
“I could recommend this book. It’s hot and I really liked the suspense element. I hope to read a book a out Stefan and his life after Carina.”  – Liz  Goodreads Review