Something in the Wine by Jae (2nd rev. ed.)

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Book One in The Moonstone Series

Author: Jae


An introverted 30-year-old woman tries to prank her brother—and finds out what it means to be herself in this lesbian fake-relationship romance.

All her life, Annie Prideaux has suffered through her brother’s constant practical jokes. But Jake’s last joke is one too many, she decides when he sets her up on a blind date with his friend Drew—neglecting to tell his straight sister one tiny detail: her date is not a man, but a lesbian.

Annie and Drew decide it’s time to turn the tables on Jake by pretending to fall in love with each other.

At first glance, they have nothing in common. Disillusioned with love, Annie focuses on books, her cat, and her work as an accountant while Drew, more confident and outgoing, owns a dog and spends most of her time working in her beloved vineyard.

Only their common goal to take revenge on Jake unites them. But what starts as a table-turning game soon turns Annie’s and Drew’s lives upside down as the lines between pretending and reality begin to blur.

Something in the Wine is a story about love, friendship, and coming to terms with what it means to be yourself.

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Publication Date

December 2016


epub (for Kindle Reader/Kindle Apps, for iBooks, Nook etc.), mobi, and pdf


2nd revised edition


108,000 words




978-3-95533-794-0 (mobi), 978-3-95533-795-7 (epub), 978-3-95533-796-4 (pdf)


Ylva Publishing

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3 reviews for Something in the Wine by Jae (2nd rev. ed.)

  1. Karen McIntosh


    What starts off as revenge on her practical joker brother blossoms into something Annie could never have imagined. When Jake set her up on a blind date with vineyard owner Drew, not letting her know Drew was a woman, she was furious. After a lifetime of teasing Annie has had enough and she and Drew decide to pretend to be in love to get back at him. I absolutely adored this tender and beautiful story. Jae has managed to create two characters who managed to tug at my heart strings and keep me enthralled. Annie is a very rigid and seemingly staid accountant, who has never felt any great passion in her life. Drew feels drawn to her immediately but she straight so what can she do? How they begin to become more than friends and make huge differences in each other’s lives had me hooked. I didn’t want it to end. The bonus short story at the end is just perfect and so unbelievably romantic. An excellent 5 star read!
    I was given this ARC free by Ylva in return for an honest review.

  2. jane shambler


    My initial impression of this book was that it went on too long over the same stuff. But then after thinking about it, I’ve decided it wasn’t in fact the book but me screaming at Annie to wake up and smell the roses. There is a serious undertone to the book that doesn’t become apparent immediately but gradually builds. But Jae’s subtle sense of humour brings a light hearted response to what is generally a serious issue. Annie’s journey into lesbianism is funny what with her research and even some of her paranoia, you find yourself relating to her. I enjoyed the book immensely and it kinda of proves some blind dates are worth going on. I enjoyed it and I think you will too. Enjoy!

  3. stephasselin


    Have you ever stood on the edge between simply existing and living?

    I think this is the best way to describe what happens to Annie Prideaux, CPA. Senior Associate. She owned her title by working countless hours. Annie is always making her needs less important than anyone else’s. She is disillusioned by love and most importantly, she is straight. She meets Drew Corbin an out and proud vintner, confident and open to love and life in general. Both characters couldn’t be more different if they tried.

    This is the perfect friends to lovers / fake relationship book. It is filled with the right amount of getting to know a person while understanding who you really are. It’s about pretending to be in love in front of everyone, and pretending not to be in front of each others. It’s about falling in love with the person you least expected to, regardless of the gender and discovering how nice it feels to be loved and cared for.

    Even though their meeting was meant to be a prank by Annie’s brother, it might have been one of the best pranks he ever pulled. This is a story about falling in love and learning to respect, believe and trust yourself and your own values.

    I guess I’ve been mostly attracted to this story because it hit me close to home. Doesn’t all perfect love stories happen when we decide we don’t need love? I think they do and this book is exactly what we all need.

    As usual, Jae’s writing is flawless. The details in her characters are always on point. With a talented writer like her, there is no doubt that the complexity of Annie and Drew’s character is thought and written to be that way. She works with the emotions as if it was the easiest thing in the world to do, but her ability to make them so real just prove how good of a writer she is.

    I already read it three times in the few weeks since I bought it and I will certainly keep on re-reading it. I highly recommend this title; it will be worth the sleepless nights.

    RainbowMoose’s Reviews

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