Monday, April 24, 2017

seriously romantic: love on tap by meg benjamin

when wyatt montgomery gets a lead on a rare barrel of a special craft brew, an imperial stout named zoria, he believes that it might be just the thing he needs to save the slumping receipts of his denver gastropub, the ridiculously-named quaff. the action in love on tap really kicks into gear when he gets to the little town of antero he tracks down bec dempsey, the brewmaster of the now defunct brewery that produced the zoria.

she has one keg left. and she's willing to sell, for the right price. it's not just money bec wants. she needs more ingredients. she still believes in her brewery, and she's embarrassed and ashamed of the fact that she left her friends and vendors holding the bag when the brewery folded.

though, really the truth is a bit more complicated than that. the brewery didn't fold because bec was careless or lacked business sense. it was her ex-business partner and ex-boyfriend who pulled the financial backing and skipped out of town when he was over the relationship. bec is wary of wyatt, who seems too good to be true. except he's actually not.

collecting the ingredients bec needs almost turns into rumplestiltskin's tasks. and yet with his charm and good-natured perseverance, he wins over the naysayers and slowly and surely, he wins bec over too. in fact he almost gets her believing in herself again. and how's that for feel-good romance.

bec and wyatt's story is heartwarming and charming. wyatt is a dreamy guy, patient and strong and tough as nails. he cracks through antero's tough small-town exterior to become one of their own. and how he does it is totally worth reading about.

**love on tap will publish on april 24, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (select contemporary) in exchange for my honest review.

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