BOOKS & BOOZE REVIEW: HOLLIDAE FLING BY JOY AVERY
HAPPY RELEASE JOY AVERY AND HOLLIDAE FLING
Sienna Turner has two words to describe her feelings toward Christmas...bah humbug. She has a similar view when it comes to love. However, when her sister secretly hires Jake Hollidae to install outdoor Christmas lights at her home, sparks fly when the handsome electrician shows up at Sienna's door with a clipboard and a promise to make her love her once-favorite holiday again.
Hollidae Fling is the first of many holiday stories I hope to enjoy this year. This sweet contemporary romance features Sienna Turner and Jake Hollidae.
Sienna has her ex-husband to thank for her feelings of bah-humbug towards Christmas and any romantic hookups. Finding that your husband has been unfaithful around the holidays will do that to you. While Jake has holiday cheer in spaces, it is the deep dark secret that he held onto for so long after the death of his wife that has him a little relationship spooked.
To ease the blow of leaving Sienna alone during the holiday, unbeknownst to her, Evelyn orchestrates the perfect romance when she hires Jake to decorate Sienna's house with Christmas cheer. In addition to a budding romance, this one is about forgiveness, giving, discovery, healing, and the opening of two hearts.
What I like most about Hollidae Fling is despite the past, they experienced all the holiday miracles; love, family, and fun! Be sure to add this to your list.
In the heart of Italy’s lush Prosecco region, the La Marca Trevigiana zone grows the revered glera grapes used to make this delicately flavored wine. With delicate, golden straw color and lively effervescence, La Marca Prosecco is one of the best with aromas of fresh citrus, honey and white flowers. The palate is fresh and clean, with flavors of ripe lemon, green apple and grapefruit framed by mineral undertones.
Food Pairing: Enjoy as aperitif or pair with mild cheeses, light hors d'oeuvres, salads, seafood linguine in garlic butter sauce, a lighter fish, such as sole, snapper and mahi-mahi.
Price around $15-19 and usually found at local wine and spirits spots.
Book Pairing: Hollidae Fling
La Marca Prosecco is often compared to Champagne which is considered the bench mark for sparkling wines. On the nose this one gives notes of green apple, pear, citrus and refreshing aroma. Now the tongue celebrates the explosion of bubbles and fruit followed with a dry aftertaste.
Someone suggested that the Prosecco would be good with a mimosa and at the time of reading this I was feeling a mimosa. I like a little pulp in my orange juice and it gave a bit of weight to the beverage. The Prosecco was moderately dry and blended well with the sweetness of the OJ. Overall, both the book and wine were refreshing with crisp tones.
A mimosa, the classic combination of orange juice and sparkling wine, makes the perfect pair for Hollidae Fling Christmas celebration.
4 ounces prosecco
2 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
1 orange, thinly sliced