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BOOKS & BOOZE REVIEW: WAKING UP MARRIED PAIRED w/COOPER'S HAWK NIGHTJAR.



In lieu of the series of events that took place in Vegas, Nightjar with ability to get you to your happy place faster that your average wine or champagne, makes these two the perfect pair. Happy Reading and Drink Responsibly, but do Enjoy !!!!!





WAKING UP MARRIED BY REESE RYAN


Series: The Bourbon Brothers, Book 5 Publisher: Harlequin Desire Publication Date: March 1, 2021 (eBook) / March 9, 2021 (Mass Paperback) Genre: Contemporary Romance, Interracial BWWM Heat Level: Sensual


Will these friends’ temporary Vegas marriage lead to forever? Find out in this Bourbon Brothers novel from Reese Ryan!



What’s wrong with a little fake marriage between friends?


Their night on the town is a blank, but when Zora Abbott and Dallas Hamilton awaken in a Vegas hotel room, they’re man and wife. With news of the nuptials spreading virally, the high-profile best friends decide to stay married, temporarily. Maybe under the cover of marriage, Dallas can even make his best friend’s baby dream come true. But can their friendship survive their newly unleashed passions?


From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.


The Bourbon Brothers







 

MY THOUGHTS...

WHOOPS!!!! What have we've done? How are we going to fix this? We will just have breakfast and find a way to have this annulled.

These are all the things you can expect to hear when a little too much of the spirits have you making spontaneous decisions. Suddenly, what happened in Vegas won't stay there. 😱🙉🤷‍♀️


Dallas Hamilton and Zora Abbott are childhood friends that remain in each other's lives into adulthood. Being together or celebrating and supporting each other through any milestone is what they did. After consuming too much liquor and edible brownies, the chemistry that had been dormant ignites, and the accidental marriage seals their fate.


As always in the Bourbon Brothers series, it offers a strong family commitment and a bit of drama, and Waking up Married didn't disappoint. Zora has been making her voice heard throughout the entire series. Being the only girl growing up in a family of brothers and male cousins she refused to be meek. Coming home married without the council of not even Cole, with who she is the closest, gave them cause for concern because until then, Zora was calculated in all her decisions.


In the end, there is no fighting with the heart it wants what it wants. I enjoyed Zora and Dallas's journey to love. I believe Parker still is my favorite character, and I was surprised to see that Zora and Parker had some of the same characteristics. This entire series is worth the readers' time.


 


NightJar--Port-Style Wine


SIGHT:

Opaque pur­ple / ruby

NOSE:

Dried fruits like fig, raisin, and date meld seam­less­ly with salt­ed caramel, cocoa bean, and toast­ed pecans

PALATE:

Rich and vel­vety with a warm­ing sen­sa­tion that con­tin­ues on a long fin­ish rem­i­nis­cent of fruit preserves

PAIRING:

Choco­late desserts, bleu cheese, dried fruits, and nuts


COST: $20-25

NightJar is only available at a Cooper’s Hawk winery and restaurant or by online ordering. If ordering online, be sure to check if wine deliveries are available in your area




 

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MY THOUGHTS...


NightJar is a port wine from Cooper's Hawk and is 18% ABV.


A little-known fact: port wines are made by adding a distilled spirit, usually brandy which fortifies it. Because it's fortified, a port has a higher alcohol content when compared to the average glass of wine — it's closer to 20% ABV versus 12% alcohol, which is considered the standard in the United States.


Rich in blackberry, chocolate raisin, and fig on the nose. Its body medium bold, and it is well balanced. It finishes smooth and sweet but not overly done. If you’re look for a wine that will get you to a happy place fast, this wine can handle that. I enjoyed this and will purchase again.


I paired NightJar and Waking up married as a tribute to the Abbott family business, Kings Finest Distillery. Maybe something like this could be their next venture...what say you?








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