In Blame It on the Champagne by Nina Harrington, Rick Burgess has left an action and award filled career as an adventure sportsman to become a wine merchant after his brother's Tom death. He needs investment for one of his business ventures from the Elwood brothers, one of the oldest and reputed families in winemaking to get credibility from wine experts. Rick will do anything to make his latest business venture a success and if Elwood Brothers are the key to his success then he will do anything to get the company on his side.
Saskia Elwood is the sole owner of her family estate, Elwood house after her aunt's death and has slaved for years to turn her family estate into London's most exclusive venue. Her family had been involved in winemaking for centuries and was quite reputed for the same. Saskia ia the last of her family's line and does not know anything about winemaking. So it is natural to reject Rick's offer and stay clear of any business proposition that would be just plain foolish. Then why has her sexy business partner swept her off to Europe for intimate champagne and why is it getting difficult to resist his charm day by day..??
Blame It on the Champagne by Nina Harrington was a well written and cute story. The characters were good and likable, though I did find Rick a little arrogant in some situations. Saskia does not believe in love because of her lousy father and her irresponsible mother. Though she was a good heroine overall, I could not understand how there was so little resistance on her part to fly to Europe with a man she had just met.
This book is a part of a trilogy, but it can be read as a stand alone. Though the story was good, it was missing the romance factor for me because the characters did not have any chemistry between them. The conversations between them were good, the outdoor locations were gorgeous and the story was a pleasant read but it got a bit boring because of the limited romance and chemistry.
Overall Blame It on the Champagne by Nina Harrington is a well written pleasant read but does not fit in the category of KISS for me because the romance was not fun or sassy enough for me.