Reviewed by Rylanne Burdette for Readers' Favorite
Ted and Ivy are both passionate wine connoisseurs who own their own wineries. When Ted asks Ivy about teaming up and creating a wine together, they get off on the wrong foot. Ivy doesn’t like how straightforward he is, and he’s too arrogant for her liking; there is no way she will ever work with him. With some scheming from certain family members, Ted and Ivy meet in person and go at it with the insults and back and forth banter. However, as they get closer, sparks begin to fly, and Ted and Ivy realize they may not hate each other as much as they thought. Stick a Cork in It by Rich Amooi is a sweet romance that touches on some heavy, important topics.
Stick a Cork in It by Rich Amooi was such an enjoyable contemporary romance. I loved reading chapters from Ted's and Ivy’s perspectives; both were entertaining in their personalities and actions. The antics their grandmothers got into throughout the story made me laugh, and I thought they added a lot in the roles of entertaining side characters. I cringed a bit at some of Ted’s dialogue, but I couldn’t help but fall in love with his romance with Ivy anyway. Romance is one of my favorite genres, and Stick a Cork in It made me so happy. Although there were predictable moments, I couldn’t help but tear up at the end. I would recommend Stick a Cork in It to people who love clean romances and the enemies-to-lovers trope!