Unlimited [Ebooks Book] ↠ Sour Grapes - by Rachel Goodman ↠

By Rachel Goodman | Comments: ( 415 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

Uncork this delectable Texas Hill Country romance from the critically acclaimed author of From Scratch, the smart, sexy, and funny debut that piles on the Southern charm Publishers Weekly Margaret Stokes is bitter And not in the robust fine wine or tangy dark chocolate kind of way She just got dumped, is fed up with her job as a glorified party planner for the ricUncork this delectable Texas Hill Country romance from the critically acclaimed author of From Scratch, the smart, sexy, and funny debut that piles on the Southern charm Publishers Weekly Margaret Stokes is bitter And not in the robust fine wine or tangy dark chocolate kind of way She just got dumped, is fed up with her job as a glorified party planner for the rich, and can t possibly listen to one veiled insult from her impossible to please mother So she retreats to the comfort of her grandmother s ramshackle bed and breakfast, where the wide open vineyards are filled with surprises, from the shockingly delicious wine to the aggravating yet oh so tempting man who makes it.Ryan Camden s easy approach to life encourages Margaret to loosen up and have a little fun, despite her better judgment She resists the urge to micromanage every detail, embracing the welcome distractions of her surroundings and letting their relationship unfold at a natural rhythm But when a health scare forces Grammy J to give up the BB, Margaret begins to wonder if Ryan really is the man he promises and whether the problems she tried so hard to escape ever really went away.


  • Title: Sour Grapes
  • Author: Rachel Goodman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Rachel Goodman

Rachel is a mojito lover, cheese enthusiast, wanderluster, book junkie, romance writer, and an enginerd She is a Colorado native displaced in Texas and an engineer and university professor When she s not creating optimization models or traveling the world, eating her way through city after city, she is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up stories and typing away on the computer She lives in suburbia Dallas with her husband and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Oliver Pancake and Rigby Peanut FROM SCRATCH is her first novel.



Comments Sour Grapes

  • ChrisCarroll

    Sometimes you pick up a book and you instantly fall for the male lead. That's what happened in this book. I never really liked the female lead, Margaret. I warmed up to her towards the end of the book but I but I thought she was too sarcastic and snarky, even to people that were reaching out to her.However, Ryan is a funny, sweet, kind, loving guy. He is the perfect balance to Margaret although I don't see how he puts up with her crappy attitude to other people and to life. Maybe I'm just used t [...]


  • Stacee

    I really enjoyed Rachel's other book, so when I got the invite to read it, I couldn't download it fast enough. I didn't like Margaret at the beginning of the story. She's rude and entitled and I struggled to care about her problems. And then she gets to the B&B and the changes start to come. Ever so slowly, she wakes up and is a delightful MC who was easy to root for. Ryan and the group of friends they have are fun and flirty and an excellent source of snark and support. There definitely are [...]


  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsSet in the Texas hill country and bringing to light that there are is a lot of fine wine making going on in the Lone Star state I enjoyed Sour Grapes, but it took me a very long time to get there. At 20% in I was close to closing it up and not finishing it, at 52% I still wasn't sure the story was salvageable, but I persevered. If not for the hero and the wonderful people of Wilhelmsburg I wouldn't have made it through this book because the h [...]


  • Melinda

    By all rights, I should not have liked this book. It is the second in the series, which I did not know (and I have a "thing" about starting series at the beginning!) and the heroine, when we first meet her, is anything but likable. While I can't use the "second" status as a strike, an unlikable main character will almost always turn me off a romance.But, I stuck around--and I'm glad I did. Yeah, Margaret starts off as someone you would not want in your life--but she changes. Goodman does an exce [...]


  • Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review

    I absolutely fell in love with Rachel Goodman's writing in From Scratch and when I got the offer to read this book, I jumped at the chance. I wasn't a big fan of Margaret in the first book and for a good chunk of this one she didn't manage to change my opinion much. Understanding that she grew up under her judgmental, hard to please, snotty mother's thumb I tried to look past her snarky, entitled attitude for any signs of a decent human being and eventually that part did show up, with the help o [...]


  • Rachel Goodman

    SOUR GRAPES is now up on Net Galley if you’re a blogger, reviewer, or reader interested in checking it out early!


  • Michelle

    Hard to believe, but I enjoyed this book more than the first (From Scratch). I felt an affinity with Margaret and loved her journey of self-discovery throughout the book - discovering what is important to her and leaving behind what isn't. Very enjoyable read!


  • Jennifer Zorko

    Sour Grapes (Blue Plate #2) by Rachel Goodman is an amazing second book in the Blue Plate Series. Although the second book in the series, it can be read stand alone. I am foodie book lover, and this story has not only the food to make any foodie lover enjoy but this also has WINE! Can it get any better than that??? This is the story of Margaret and Ryan.Margaret Stokes has lost a lot recently, the man that she expected to propose to her, the man that she helped to pick up the pieces of his shatt [...]


  • Danielle

    This second book in the Blue Plate series by Goodman and if it's even possible I liked it better then the first book. In the first book ( From Scratch) we met Margaret who was dating Nick, but when Lillie returns to town Nick realizes he was never over her. Needless to say Nick and Margaret's relationship is over. This book picks up where one book left off. There are some hard feelings until Margaret decides to leave town and seeks refuge at her grandmothers B& B where she runs into Ryan, wh [...]


  • Fiction Fangirls

    Jaime's ReviewI absolutely fell in love with Rachel Goodman's writing in From Scratch and when I got the offer to read this book, I jumped at the chance. I wasn't a big fan of Margaret in the first book and for a good chunk of this one she didn't manage to change my opinion much. Understanding that she grew up under her judgmental, hard to please, snotty mother's thumb I tried to look past her snarky, entitled attitude for any signs of a decent human being and eventually that part did show up, w [...]


  • Laurie

    Sour Grapes is a fabulous book with which to kick off the Summer reading season. I dove until this book and didn’t put it down until I was finished. It is a story about a woman who needed a time out from her life and it expectations, and out then discovers what she really wants out of it.I have to admit that I wasn’t a big fan of Margaret Stokes at first. Though I loved her snark, but couldn’t see any softness in the least. BUT – As this book progressed, it became clear why. Not only do [...]


  • Teresa

    When I started reading this book I was not a fan of Margaret’s. She just wasn’t a likeable character to me. But as the story progressed I changed my mind about her. I felt so bad for her. Yup. She had my pity. I’m sure she would’ve hated that but DAMN!!! Her mother was a first class biatch. She loved her dad and got along with him but mostly, her dad did whatever kept her bitch of a mother happy or pleased. Her friends were douchebags. And as if all of the above wasn’t bad enough, she [...]


  • Michelle

    I wasn't expecting to love this as much Lillie and Nick's (From Scratch) story. I have this unfathomable love of Nick, so when I found that Margaret was the star of this book, I had doubts. But Goodman proved me wrong, and made me a fan. I love Margaret and who she is, and especially who she has become. She has depth and a past that you don't originally see. But as each page is turned, she grew on me, and eventually loved. Ryan is the guy that you want. Period. He's everything that is perfect, a [...]


  • PoshTomes

    Holy MoleyI don't think I could love this book any morewaitybe if it came with a bottle of No Regrets?!?!? Yep, that would be incentive for a 6 star rating!What can I say? This book is fast paced, sultry, and full of laughs. There is an addictive attraction between Margaret and Ryan that is as much intellectual as it physical. Ryan doesn't try to be anything but who he is and Margaret finds him irresistible. The combination is a perfect balance of spark and class.The Good: The whole dadgum thing [...]


  • Diana

    Please excuse me while I cry forever because this book is finished


  • Margie's Must Reads

    In her sophomore work, Rachel Goodman takes us to the Texas Hill Country and gives us a sweet summer romance that is sure to satisfy the palate of romance lovers far and wide.


  • Louise

    As shown on Books and Boys Book Blog.This was a first time I had read anything by Rachel Goodman but I enjoyed what I read and give Sour Grapes 4 stars. It is a standalone book although it is the second in ‘The Blue Plate Series’. I actually didn’t know this fact until I had finished and looked into some of the other books by Rachel. There is no need to read the first book before this although it might give some spoilers.Margaret is from wealthy parents that are part of Texan High Society [...]


  • Kindal Kreamer

    Another wonderful book by Rachel Goodman! Can't wait for her next one!


  • Sandy S

    3.75 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 23, 2016Margaret Stokes is bitter. And not in the robust fine wine or tangy dark chocolate kind of way. She just got dumped, is fed up with her job as a glorified party-planner for the rich, and can’t possibly listen to one more veiled insult from her impossible-to-please mother. So she retreats to the comfort of her grandmother’s ramshackle bed and breakfast, where the wide open vineyards are filled with surprises, from the shockingly delicious win [...]


  • Wit & Wonder Books

    ***ARC PROVIDED BY AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***This was a first time I had read anything by Rachel Goodman but I enjoyed what I read and give Sour Grapes 4 stars. It is a standalone book although it is the second in ‘The Blue Plate Series’. I actually didn’t know this fact until I had finished and looked into some of the other books by Rachel. There is no need to read the first book before this although it might give some spoilers.Margaret is from wealthy parents that are part of Texan H [...]


  • Brandi Hodges

    Rachel GoodmanSour GrapesMargaret is part of the Dallas elite. While she excels at her job as an event planner - the rest of her life is empty and fake. She has “friends” who care more about the latest gossip than they do the victims of the gossip. A mother she can never please and no joy in her life. A run in with ex-boyfriend Nick is the last straw to send her packing. She throws some things in a suitcase, takes care of her business responsibilities and hits the road. She ends up 4 hours a [...]


  • Linda

    Rachel Goodman has wrote another hilarious book in Blue Plate series. In the first book in the Blue Plate series, Margaret was dumped that she struggle to find herself in Sour Grapes.I have to admitted that I did not like Margaret at all in the first book of Blue Plate series. She has always seems so stuffy and up struck that she needed to loosen up. But I got to know more about her in Sour Grapes that I definitely understand why she has acted like that. Margaret has a expectation from the begin [...]


  • Linda Rea

    This story was so cute and enjoyable I hated when it was over. Margaret is a spoiled woman who has been dumped by Nick for his ex waitress girlfriend and she has just put on the function of the year and even though everyone says it's great her mother is embarrassed. Her friends are so full of themselves they can't wait to see another friend in pain so when they tell her that Nick had been married for a while Margaret leaves to go visit her grandmother. Margaret figures she will just stay awhile [...]


  • Obsessive Book Nerd Lauren

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. To read more reviews like this one, check out Obsessive Book Nerd!Sour Grapes was a fun and sweet novel about finding yourself and fighting for what you want. I enjoyed the plot, writing, and characters. I liked that while it was part of a series, we got a new setting and the characters from book one, From Scratch, weren't prevalent and while Margaret, reflected on them, they didn't overpower the story. True to the story, Margaret [...]


  • Becky Burciaga

    This second book in the Blue Plate series is rife with witty dialogs of clever banter that fire off quickly and without pause. I was taken with Margaret's anger and loathing which she directed to those around her. She begins her story bitter and full of snark, tired of her upper crust life leaving herself alienated from her social scene, and work. Her growth and change throughout the story was like a butterfly's metamorphosis. The relationship between Margaret and Ryan was captivating in its con [...]


  • Octavia

    DNFed at the 20% markThis is a quick DNF even for me! I loved the idea and the writing was good but UGH that main character! I can't remember her name and I'm afraid that if I go to open the book again, I'll just throw my phone across the room. I have no doubt in my mind that she "grows" by the end of the book but I just could not giver her a chance. Her I hoped that she would see the bitchy attitude of her "friends", she her mothers attitude and would be someone better! She was so angry with th [...]


  • Marissa Crawford

    3.5 starsMargaret runs away from her life in Dallas to her Grammy J's bed and breakfast in the Texas Hill Country. She quickly discovers that the small town she wrote off as backwater and its inhabitants she wrote off as hillbillies have a lot to offer. Margaret wrestles with the decision of staying or going back to Dallas.Just as I enjoyed "From Scratch", I also thoroughly enjoyed "Sour Grapes". I loved that Margaret was sassy and sarcastic. Ryan, the male lead, was a little too good to be true [...]


  • Isha Coleman

    Through NetGalley I have been introduced to a fine author that blends sincerity and laughter to create flavorful characters. Sour Grapes is full of all those adorable hidden touches that feels like a breath of fresh air. Characters that are welcoming and feel like family. Romance that is as simple as it is cute. And an abundant array of love make this read a charmer.


  • Karma

    Fun, smart and sexy, Goodman's SOUR GRAPES is perfect for those who love wine, and characters who don't fit into predictable boxes. I loved Margaret's slight snark, and that she stumbled plenty while trying to figure out her happily ever after. A great summer romance!


  • Maggie

    Not without its issues, but still a very enjoyable read for me. At times Margaret was too catty and rude, but ultimately her transformation worked. I also really enjoyed Ryan and all of the secondary characters. Stereotypical at times, but still a cute story.


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