Wine Thief by Mary Billiter is the fifth book in the Resort Romance series and follows the life choices of Chloe and what reasons has caused to her to rethink her life and move to the Napa Valley with her sister.
Chloe has had a hard year, but she decided to leave what she knew behind in Southern California and moved to the Napa Valley to work in the Wine Industry as a Wine Educator. Her sister decided they need a trip on the wine train to get Chloe into role before she starts her job for real, but all that changes when they arrive at the train and are welcomed by Tony and his group for his friends Bachelor party. Chloe realises she has a instant attraction to Tony and as they go forward on the train she becomes more attracted to him, but she royally embarrasses herself.
Tony is using the trip with his college brothers as a cover for the real job in hand, as Tony works in the world of Corporate Intelligence he needs to find the mother vine to be able to go back to his employer, but Chloe has thrown a curve ball into the mix as he is having strong feelings towards her and is feeling guilty dragging her into this mess.
I have read all the books in this series and I have to say this was my favourite book out of the series, the character of Chloe reminds me so much of myself, clumsy and awkward in certain conversations and situations. I always love the dual point of views which the story follows and the internal struggles both characters had with the relationship and partnership in the task ahead. The story is well written and is always a page turner, the characters are rich and you feel like you are part of the story which I always love to escape.
I can’t wait for the next book in this great series and I love that each book within this series is a different story with a different twist. Thank you Mary for these great stories.
Reviewed by @ashirley