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A BOOKS & BOOZE REVIEW: IF IT'S MEANT TO BE "LOVE SHOULDN'T HURT by AUTHOR KHATARI

THIS IS A TRIUMPHANT LOVE STORY OF TWO CHARACTERS THAT ARE FROM DIFFERENT WORLDS, BUT FIGHT FOR A CHANCE A TRUE LOVE.







Publication Date: August 18, 2021


Genre: Black/African American Romance





This tale of forbidden love begins when Askari is released from the California's Youth Authority after six long gruesome years. No day on earth has been better than today.... His eighteenth birthday. Not only is he free but he is off all paperwork which means no probation. Not only this, but he has the finest cougar in California on his team. Her name is Anastasia. Life isn't all lovey-dovey for all though.


San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Dickerson, Anastasia's ex-husband gives new meaning to stalking. High tech spying and harassment is only the beginning. When his stalking leads to the attempted murder of Anastasia after Deputy Dickerson violently, physically, and sexually assaults her.


Revenge lands young Askari in jail fighting for his life and his freedom when he nearly kills Deputy Dickerson in public.


The couples love will constantly be tested as Anastasia fights for her life in a hospital while Askari fights for his.


All the while Deputy Dickerson who eluded custody is a fugitive running free. No longer is he out to win his wife back, he’s out for blood as he continues to stalk Anastasia.

The young couple learns firsthand that Love Shouldn't Hurt…..If It’s Meant To Be.


 

MY THOUGHTS...


I've read other books from author Khatari, and he hits the mark each time.


If It's Meant To Be "Love Shouldn't Hurt" is the love story of Askari and Anastasia. In the eyes of most, their union couldn't look more wrong and headed for destruction. Their journey was filled with twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. What most may not understand are the lengths they will go through to protect true love.


This author gives you a great story with in-depth characters that will not be easy to forget.


 


Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is a crisp white wine from Italy, presented by Terlato Wines.


This wine has been produced for over 30 years and is a very popular Pinot Grigio that can be found in many stores. The wine was introduced to the United States in 1979 by Anthony Terlato.


It’s made in the authentic Italian style, according to the bottle, and crafted in the Northern Italian region of Alto Adige.



 

MY THOUGHTS...

It's been said that Santa Margherita puts Pinot Grigio on the map. Once you pop the cork, the flavors are just waiting to burst through. On the nose, there are hints of crisp and refreshing notes of golden apple and citrus. The palate is rewarded with those same luscious citruses, golden apple, and lemon flavors. Chilled, it is a great weekend treat.


What makes this a good pair for IF IT'S MEANT TO BE "Love Shouldn't Hurt" is the refreshing but bold flavor as well as the hefty amount of acid, but you keep taking those sips and turning the pages because you don't want either of them to end.



COST: $20-22 Can be found at most local wine and spirits





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