This James book had a good & vitalizing romance with strong characters. But it got encumbered by all that wine information. The 1st 1/4 of book was tedious to read because there was a lot of wine explanations & lingo plus the lack of spark b/w Hero & heroine. The romance & my interest in the book became more interesting once Hero & heroine began their fake romance. I liked how Hero & heroine's relationship progressed from wariness due to presumptions about each other to an increasingly vulnerable & sweet romance. Good sexual chemistry & sex scenes. Emotional involvement was good overall except for times it got interrupted when characters launched into detailed wine info. Characters were dynamically-written & likeable. I liked how commitment-avoidant Hero didn't fight his 1-of-a-kind feelings & attraction for heroine & how obsessive & protective he became over heroine. I liked heroine's independence, femininity, & ability to see her flaws & attempted to improve them. She could also stand her ground with sometimes domineering Hero.