Monday, May 6, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Winemaker's Dinner: Dessert


Left on bended knee, with nothing but a ring in his hand and a gaping hole in his chest, Ivan Rusilko lost everything when Jaden Thorne said, “I can’t.”

Now, six months later and despite her endless attempts to reach him, finding forgiveness for Jaden’s indiscretion is last on his list of things to do. Dr. Ivan is married to his career now, and his professional success is taking him places he’s never been before. But even the glow of accomplishment can’t heal his devastated heart. Determined to recover, to move forward at any cost, he now finds moments of respite in distractions that leave him emotionally bankrupt. He’s empty, a shadow of his former vibrant, life-loving self. On the outside, he may seem to be the man he always was. But inside, a terrible desire threatens to rip him apart and ruin him forever.

Meanwhile Jaden is haunted by the memory of the moment she saw the light wither and die in Ivan’s eyes. She knows it died at her hand. After months of trying to explain herself, of begging for mercy, she takes herself back to Miami, back into Ivan’s path, for one last chance at redemption. Can she entice him back into her arms? Convince him to give her a second chance? She’s determined to do whatever it takes to find forgiveness—even if all that’s left is forgiving herself.

In this final book of The Winemaker’s Feast Trilogy, The Winemaker’s Dinner: Dessert, author Dr. Ivan Rusilko is writing solo, drawing freely on his own life and love experiences to craft a heartbreaking and wildly erotic tale about lost hope, desperation, contrition, and—if it’s possible—the quest for a perfect ending to a real-life love story. True to its title, Dessert serves readers an indulgent, decadent last course, rich with twists, turns, and tantalizing truths.

Love is beautiful, guys like this really do exist, and the power of real romance is something we can all believe in.
Our Review
4 Stars Review by Heather
I am both excited and sad to have read this book. Excited because I get to find out how the series ends and sad because we get no more Jaden and Ivan. This series has been amazing.

"I wanted to know what love could be, and I found that answer in you. You're everything to me."

Jaden has had a rough six months. She has tried and tried to get Ivan to talk with her, but he is avoiding her. She still hasn't forgiven herself for the pain she caused Ivan. She is trying to heal herself and figure out if the spotlight is really where she wants to be. Is she ready to forgive herself? Is being in the spotlight really making her happy?

"Don't plan to love, Ivan. Go do it. Live! Doesn't matter if its what you expected or the way you had it all worked out. You plan too much. You're so careful."
Ivan is so broken up about Jaden cheating that he won't talk to her. He doesn't even read her emails. The sad thing is if he would listen to her he would realize that she never actually slept with her co worker. So instead of working things out with Jaden he self medicates with women. Woman after woman until he turns into a person he doesn't know or like. It takes his parents coming down for a visit and the surprise visit of the first woman to break his heart to show Ivan what he was losing. Does he forgive Jaden so that they can have a life together? Or do they remain friends and go their separate ways?

"When you find that one little thing about someone you can't find in anyone else- no matter how small it is-- that thing that completely shuts down whatever else you're doing? She's the one. Find that, and you've found her."
This book was good. I was hoping for a little more. I like epilogues so I can get a glimpse at what happens later. I love the weddings and babies:) I wish Ivan the best in getting his HEA for real!!!! Thank you for sharing your love/life stories with us!


About The Author

Dr. Ivan Rusilko is the Medical Director and Co-Founder at the new Club Essentia Wellness Retreat at Delano. Dr. Rusilko specializes in creating healthy lifestyles that support longevity and improved overall quality of life through medically supervised and customized diagnostic and treatment programs, with an emphasis placed on personal patient attention and follow-up.
His debut novel, The Winemaker’s Dinner: Appetizers, is the first book of a three book series which debuted July 31, 2012. The second installment "Entree" was released on December 18, 2012 and the final book, "Dessert" will be out April 30th. He is excited to offer a male voice in a predominantly female authored genre. Always one with a story to tell, he hopes to continue writing, exploring new genres and projects, as well as field future entertainment opportunities.

He is proud to bring two of his passions, medicine and writing, together in this unique project. He hopes that The Winemakers Feast Trilogy will help spark an enthusiasm and ignite liberation giving women the power and the courage to reclaim their sensual side, focus on their own sexual health and ultimately achieve a better quality of life.

"The best cosmetic procedure is adding a smile" -Dr. Rusilko

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