Book 1 in the Smirk Series is a funny romantic comedy told from the male’s point of view. Set in wine country, it’s the story of two people who are similar and appreciate each other. A lovely change of pace for the rom-com.
The dialog between Frank and Mikey is laugh out loud funny. My husband got mad a couple of times because I guffawed while he was trying to sleep. I tried to disguise it as an awkward sneeze, but he saw right through me.
While this is a rom-com, it had a complexity and a sophistication about it. There are a lot of characters and they are all developed and important to moving the story along. The backdrop of the winery was a nice setting and I appreciated the nuances between the grapes and the characters. (i.e. fungus-nasty ex)
It was a quick and easy read and I flew right through it from beginning to end. This is the first time I’ve read this author and I am following so I can be sure and get the next installment of the series.
Review by @mauraharper