Published by Escape Publishing on October 1st 2015
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A new Australian rural romance about a millionaire wine tycoon, the woman he betrayed and the second chance neither was looking for…
When she cut her viticulture degree short and moved home, Remy wasn’t thinking about anything more than making the next dollar for her pocket. Working two jobs to keep food on the table and a loan shark from the door, Remy and her mother slowly build a new life together. Then a freak storm tears through the Margaret River Wine Festival — and Seth Lasrey tears through Remy’s life.
Seth is old money. She is no money. He’s the boss. She’s his employee. He is society connections and expectations. She is threats and bad decisions and lost dreams. They seem to be so wrong they can only be right — until a costly mistake and a timely deception drives them apart. Remy picks up the pieces of her life and begins anew. The last thing she expects is Seth to show up in her small town in South Australia, bringing with him memories that she can’t escape and a damaged heart that she’s not sure she can resist.
Putting into words just how much this book blew me away is an impossibility at the moment. ‘So Far Into You’ takes the second-chance romance and sinks it deep into Australian viticulture without losing sight of the the grit, the pains and the joys of losing and finding again. Funny, a little raunchy and so buoyantly balanced – in both plot and language -, I tumbled, fully enthralled in this Cinderella-like set-up, eager to see how Seth and Remy would get on five years later. True to form, Ms. Malone thankfully sees no need for overly dramatic confrontations or leftover teenage angst; instead, she sets Seth and Remy’s previously-broken journey back on their rightful path with many moments of healing laughter and friendship.
Personally, I adored Remy – so resilient, so big-hearted and so spunky that I immediately insisted mentally that all heroines should be like her. For a story that spans over 5 years, I never once felt as though I’d lost sight of who Remy and Seth were (such is the power of Lily Malone’s exquisite storytelling) and sighed the entire the journey to their eventual bliss when it became obvious that the book was coming to an end.