A review by bfdbookblog
Turnabout by Laurel Greer


While this is part of the Vino and Veritas series, it can definitely be read as a standalone. There are a couple of characters in this book from previous books, but they don’t impact the story much and you don’t need to know them to enjoy this book.

I enjoyed most of this book but there were a couple of things that bothered me which is why this is only three stars. I’m going to start with what I liked and follow with what I didn’t.

I love second chance romances and these guys deserved a second chance more than anyone. They clearly are meant to be even though it’s tough for them to get past themselves and the outside influences attempting to keep them apart. These guys are so good together and clearly love each other which makes it a bit easier to overlook the stuff that bothered me.

The setting is great – upscale, custom stationery created using 100-year-old equipment is something I’ve never read. And Carter and Auden are very good at what they do.
Carter’s aunts are fantastic!

Now for what I didn’t care for. The biggest problems for me were Carter’s dad and Auden’s mom. Carter’s dad was, quite honestly, awful. And even when he turned a corner near the end of the book, he was still being a self-absorbed pig by making an announcement that was not his to make. Auden’s mom was not much better by scarring Auden with her life experiences. My third issue with the book was most likely due to these first two and that was how long Carter and Auden didn’t communicate fully, didn’t admit to their feelings, and just plain screwed up their own lives because of their parents.

My issues with this book didn’t turn me off the series so I’m heading into the next book now!