Any Luck at All (Asheville Brewing #1) by A.R. Casella, Denise Grover Swank
Publication Date: September 22, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 391
Format: kindle book
Source: purchased

The first book in a new rom com series by Denise Grover Swank, the author of the New York Times bestselling Wedding Pact series, and A.R. Casella. Georgie Buchanan doesn’t know the first thing about running a brewery—she doesn’t even like beer—so she’s thrown when her grandfather leaves his business to her and her three siblings. Selling Buchanan Brewery would be the prudent approach, and while Georgie is, first and foremost, a businesswoman, keeping it might be her best chance of connecting with her half-brother, Jack. But she quickly learns that what she thought was a fixer-upper is a money pit, the employees are all eccentric to the extreme, and her inheritance comes with a shocking catch. Her one hope for success lies with River Reeves, the handsome brewmaster who learned at her grandfather’s feet…if she can avoid falling for him. After learning his best friend and boss is selling the brewery they built together to a soulless corporation, River quits on the spot, only for Georgie Buchanan to offer him a job the very same night. Helping her turn Buchanan Brewery around is his dream job, the perfect homage to the man who taught him everything and helped give him roots. There’s one problem: his new boss is his dream woman, and she’s not the type to mix business and pleasure. Balancing a new job, a new puppy, and a growing infatuation with his boss, River knows something has to give.

If Georgie has any luck at all, she’ll be able to turn Buchanan Brewery around without losing her mind or her heart. But as River helps her weather everything from her uncle’s possessed cat to a séance, she realizes she might be wishing for the wrong kind of luck.

What a great cast of characters!  Georgie and River are a fantastic couple who shouldn’t be a couple because she’s his boss, the Buchanan siblings each have their own unique personalities, quirks, and secrets, River’s aunt is an over-the-top character who you can’t help but love, and the employees of the brewery will have you shaking your head and grinning madly.  I think that Netflix needs to pick up this series because it could definitely be the next great comedy show you’ll want to binge watch!

This is my first A.R. Casella book but Ms. Swank and I go back a long time.  Together, these two authors spin a tale that will have you engrossed in a sweet romance and giggling over the situations that they find themselves in.  I really liked the unusual setting of a brewery in this story.  It made for a great backdrop in which to place the straight-laced Georgie who’s a strong and successful business woman…but who might need to loosen up just a bit.  River is pretty dreamy.  He’s the most down to earth person in this town and his attraction to Georgie is genuine and sweet.  And, even though there are so many great characters in this book, my favorite time was time spent with these two.  I’m delighted that they got their happily ever after.

This is a great start to this new series.  The writing was great and this book managed to be series and pull at your emotions which still being fun.  I look forward to exploring what this fun town and it’s people have to offer in their future adventures…lucky for me, book 2 is already available.

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