Thursday, August 10, 2017

Where I Want to Be
by Cortney Roudebush

Publisher: author
Pages: 279
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  For Olivia Goldstein, a timid 31-year-old financial analyst from Los Angeles, her passion for wine becomes a catalyst for change. A weekend trip to Napa Valley leaves her thirsty for additional wine knowledge, deeper relationships, and a more gratifying career. When she meets a cute tour guide at a winery who recommends enrolling in a local wine class, Olivia interprets his suggestion as an invitation and puts her life in LA on hold to take in a three-month wine education program.

After stumbling onto the Napa social scene, Olivia befriends three wine-savvy women who teach her more than she will ever learn in the classroom. With their encouragement, she dabbles in the small-town dating pool and learns to take chances with her heart. Despite her failed attempts at love and quite a few hangovers, she sips her way through an impressive selection of wines and finds herself falling in love with Napa Valley. By the time her classes are over and Harvest begins, she is not ready to leave...



Kritters Thoughts:  Olivia has followed her plan for herself and has always done what she was "supposed" to do.  After a quick vacation in Napa Valley she is inspired to take a life and work sabbatical and try something new in Napa and maybe the something new becomes her new normal!

I ADORED this book.  It was just the right amount of work and life drama with friends and love interests and everything to make such a well rounded book.  Most books focus on one or the other, but this book had the right amount of everything to make this character feel full.  

I am also a wine fan and reading a book that completely centers around Napa Valley and the wine industry there was just great.  I loved reading a fiction book that gave me a little extra information about a hobby that I love.  This book made me want to seek out more books that take place in Napa and celebrate the wine culture there.

I completely hope that this is the first in a series and that there are many more books to come in this town and with these characters.


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2017 Challenge: 29 out of 50


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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