Review //\\ Wine Hard, Baby

Wine Hard, Baby (OHellNo #6) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

I struggled with my rating on this, I mean it has the usual fun and quirky humour of the rest of the OHellNo series. It also has a sexy cowboy and a nerdy girl, lots of banter and plenty of crazy moments too. I read it all, I smiled and swooned, so it wasn’t terrible but I just wanted… more. The authors writing voice and quality is a 4 but the story was nothing more than an ok 2. In fact I would describe this as cotton candy, very sweet as it melts on the tongue, but ultimately there is very little substance to it.


The characters whilst pleasant were quite one dimensional, the funny moments more like random sketches in a comedy show and I’m not sure if I ever really found a plot in there. I wish I had liked it more, because on paper it had so much to like about it, but it just somehow missed the mark for me. I also have to question how they fell in love because there weren’t that many interactions between them, nor any genuine getting to know each other moments. The whole story was just one long rinse and repeat of nothing much really, too much deliberate miscommunication.


Maybe I was looking for too much from this book, it’s a quick, easy and very light read, and perhaps that’s all it needs to be.

Genre – Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50848537-wine-hard-baby

My name is Camila Clark. And that sexy cowboy right there? The one with the devilish smile, twinkling brown eyes, and tattoos on his muscular arms? He’s Jed, the guy I turned down flat back in Texas. He just showed up here in Oregon at the winery where I work.
The question is why?
Not that it really matters. I have my reasons for staying away from all that manly temptation. Reasons he can’t possibly understand but seems determined to punish me for.

But the more I fight him, the more I learn about this mysterious, hot-as-hell cowboy. I just don’t know how much longer I can keep pretending to hate him.
The problem is, I’m technically engaged to a guy I’ve never met.

2 thoughts on “Review //\\ Wine Hard, Baby

  1. Super thoughtful review, Louise. I had one of these this week, too. A book that was like cotton candy – overly sweet and unfulfilling, even though it was well-written and there was nothing really *wrong* with it. I had to go read one of my favorite billionaire romances afterwards to make me feel better about billionaire romances again. 😉

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    • Thanks EJ. Yes, you are spot on – there was nothing really wrong with the book.

      I *might* be judging a little harshly because I normally love this author’s books BUT I could probably boil the entire plot down to half a dozen sentences, and that would be with padding!

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