Plus One is Bert and Drennan’s story. It is a hot, sexy read with sweet moments and moments that will make you laugh. The story takes place in Memphis. Since it is centered around a restaurant, the author gives great descriptions of the food and wine.
Albert “Bert” is a tattooed, divorced father of a son. He spends many hours at Pig & Barley. Bert’s son is getting ready to graduate from high school and go off to college. Bert will soon have to deal with being an empty-nester. He is smart, caring and sexy.
Drennan is a young wine rep. She is in town for a short time and is selling her wine to Bert’s restaurant. Drennan is an independent and hard working woman. She finds Bert very attractive. Drennan tries to get Bert to notice and pay attention to her. Drennan calls Bert, “Lickable Man”.
There is an age difference between Drennan and Bert. Once they start their steamy fling / affair, will Drennan and Bert be able to walk away when it is over? Will they fall in love? Will they want there to be more?
Plus One is the third book in the series, but can be read as a standalone. This is the first book that I have read by author Mae Wood. I volunteer for this arc book. This is my unbiased review.
Overall Story – 4 Stars
Chemistry / Hotness – 4 Stars
Cliffhanger – No
POV – Alternating Each Chapter
1 part tatted-up single dad restauranteur
At not-quite forty, with his son a high school senior, Bert’s going to be dining alone.
His restaurant’s wine rep has a few ideas on how he might sate all of his appetites.
He hasn’t been buying what she’s been selling, but she’s only in Memphis for a few months before moving back home to California…and he is only mortal.
Besides, it’s not like he’s going to fall in love for the first time in his life or anything crazy like that, right?
Mae Wood is a mommy, bookworm, and lawyer (in that order).
A while ago Mae decided that she needed to give up the fear that she couldn’t write “great literature” and write what she wants to read.
And she wants romance. And laughter.
She wants heroines who are brave. Brave enough to be themselves and brave enough to fall in love.
She wants men who are strong and kind.
Mae lives in the Southeastern United States and sets her books in hot and steamy Memphis, Tennessee.