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From the Moment We Met (A St. Helena Vineyard Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Marina Adair
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (618 customer reviews)

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From the Editor

I've always lived for the Happily Ever After. When I was younger, I had stacks of dog-eared romances that I would hide behind my more age-appropriate Baby-sitters Club books. As I grew older, I demanded more from stories than just beautiful protagonists and a tearful "I do" at the end. I wanted realism. I wanted imperfect characters I could identify with. I wanted family drama—the funnier, the better! And I still wanted that undeniable, toe-curling chemistry and a story that kept me enthralled the entire way through.

From the Moment We Met meets—and exceeds—all my requirements. The first time I read the manuscript, I canceled lunch plans so I could hole up and keep reading—simply because I needed to find out what was going to happen to fiery Abby, a recently single designer, and the well-muscled, sexy Tanner, an ex-NFL player. The fact that they had previously dated and that Abby swore she would never go out with him again was something I could identify with, but despite my own experiences, Tanner crept his way into my heart. Their push and pull was so electric that I was unable to tear myself away until the last page. I knew I wanted to be Abby's friend, and, frankly, Tanner just swept me off my feet.

Whether it's the Happily Ever After or the bumpy road leading up to it that you enjoy, From the Moment We Met delivers. And since I no longer need to hide my romance novels—in fact, I get to display them proudly—I can kick back, pour a glass of wine, and revisit the wonderful people who live in the charming small town of St. Helena, where the vineyards are plentiful and the romance is as full-bodied and spicy as the drink in my hand.

- Maria Gomez, Editor

Book Description

After years of designing her family’s grand wineries (and a few not-so-grand closets on the side), Abby DeLuca knows she has what it takes to be an award-winning interior designer. Newly single, Abby lands the career opportunity of a lifetime and refuses to let anything—or anyone—stand in her way. And that includes St. Helena’s most irresistible contractor, the man who makes her melt every time she sees him—even though he shattered her heart years ago.

A former NFL star, Jack “Hard Hammer” Tanner now spends his days doing contract work for the beautiful women of St. Helena—and his nights doing off-the-books projects in their bedrooms. Yet the more time the sexy tool-belt-for-hire spends with Abby, the more he longs to fix her broken heart. Soon, rekindled sparks fly. But when Jack’s dream job comes calling, he faces a tough choice: building in the big leagues, or building forever with his first love.

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  • Editorial Reviews

    About the Author

    Marina Adair is a #1 national bestselling author of romance novels. Along with the St. Helena Vineyard series, her books include Sugar's Twice as Sweet, part of the Sugar, Georgia series. She lives with her husband and daughter in Northern California.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 3304 KB
    • Print Length: 321 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147782359X
    • Publisher: Montlake Romance (June 1, 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00HWI5OP4
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    33 of 41 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Vapid and Dull May 7, 2014
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    Ugh. How was this a Kindle First pick? Like another reviewer said, this is slow and stupid. The heroine is a dim bulb pushover and the whole plot is badly contrived. I gave up about a third of the way through, when the grandmother showed up. I could no longer take the inanity of it all.
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Cute & entertaining May 5, 2014
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    The beginning of the book was a bit confusing because I hadn't read any of the other books in the series. There was a lot of names and it was a bit difficult to keep track of who was who (like the hero's name was Jack but he was called Tanner by almost everyone except the heroine). In the end though I thought it was a really cute book. I enjoyed the description of Abby's work and how Jack won't give up on loving her. I'd definitely read more of this author.
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    50 of 67 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Too bad I wasted my "first" on this! May 6, 2014
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    Silly, trashy, slow, dumb, repeat. Do not waste your time. If you enjoy silly, trashy, slow and dumb you still might be wasting your time.
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love It! May 5, 2014
    By Vicki F
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    One of the best romance books I have read in a long time. Quirky, funny, romantically sexy. Thanks Marina for a great get away!!
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    8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this Kindle 1st Pick May 4, 2014
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    This is the first book I've ready by Marina Adair. I loved the humor thoughout the book. (She looked four thousand years old and as friendly as a porcupine) The book had just the right mix of humor and sexy scenes. Jack Tanner was definitely hot! I've already purchased the 1st book in the series so I can read it from the beginning. Truly an enjoyable read and a must read author.
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    12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable May 3, 2014
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    Good story - usually there is almost no plot or background to make a foundation for the love story. This included both.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another great St. Helena Novel May 4, 2014
    By Vicki
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    I've loved all the books in this series. They are a pleasure and enjoyable to read! You won't be disappointed! These are stand a lone books but I would start at the beginning.
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    24 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars What A Let down,DAR. May 12, 2014
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    I cannot understand how anyone enjoyed this book?
    First off there was there was the continuous language problem this started at the beginning and continued throughout the book.
    As if that was not enough Abby and Tanner could not talk enough about each others particular body parts, and how much they wanted to have sex, but then on the other hand Abby just could not trust Tanner because he tool some blond to the prom in high school yet.
    In the meantime her soon to be ex husband sends a marble statue of himself to Abby, oh yea, the statute is naked of course and is deposited on Abby's front lawn it took a couple of men to put it there but she has to wait a week to have it removed because it is so big they need a crane to remove it. Now here's the kicker Abby who really wanted to find her husband so they could finalize the divorce finds out she has been a widow for two years!
    So the whole book is nothing but crude language, and talk about sex,and body parts who likes what parts and I quit reading because I don't care about anyone's body parts I would have loved to read a sweet love story but I could not find one.
    No I would not recommend this book.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Published 3 days ago by S. Lyall
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Beautiful love story
    Published 4 days ago by Marsha Zolot
    2.0 out of 5 stars From the moment we met
    This book was very slow and stupid I got like halfway through and couldn't take it any longer. The plot line was very hard to follow. Read more
    Published 10 days ago by Benjamin H.
    3.0 out of 5 stars First love
    Good story about your first love ....
    Published 11 days ago by Janet Milligan
    1.0 out of 5 stars Could not get into this book. Very slow & ...
    Could not get into this book. Very slow & too many characters introduced without them being in the scene. Couldn't read the whole book.
    Published 12 days ago by Angelica
    5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic wine country book.
    Great read. Intimate look at the lives of retired super bowl hero and his first love ten years and life's curveballs later.
    Published 13 days ago by srj
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Good book
    Published 18 days ago by Wanda Whitlock
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is an enjoyable read.
    This is very well thought out and well written. Worth reading for its' life lessons. Marian Adair is a very good author.
    Published 20 days ago by Gene L. Mann
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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    Published 21 days ago by Katerina Person
    4.0 out of 5 stars All around great book.
    This book is amazing. Great love story. It has everything. Laughing, crying, loving, loneliness, hot,sexy men. Family, friends, and lovers are all in this wonderful book. Read more
    Published 27 days ago by Tonya
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    More About the Author

    #1 National Bestselling Author

    Marina Adair is a #1 National best-selling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the Sugar, Georgia series, she is also the author the St. Helena Vineyard series, and her upcoming Heroes of St Helena series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

    As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive. She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter at @MarinaEAdair or visit her at Keep up with Marina by signing up for her newsletter at

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