Book Reviews

REVIEW : Finally Yours by Claire Raye


What do Tim Tams and Jack Wilson have in common? Other than both being Australian…nothing! One is an amazingly delicious chocolate-covered cookie, and the other is a total nightmare.

At least that’s how Lauren Somerville feels when Jack and the cookies walk back into her life fourteen years later.

As much as Lauren isn’t thrilled to see him, Jack is ready to prove that Tim Tams aren’t the only good thing to come from the Land Down Under.

He may have been an arrogant kid when they met, but time has been good to him, because now he has the looks to back it up.

But Lauren has the upper hand. As the owner of the world famous Somerville Winery & Vineyard, he works for her now.

And you know what they say about sour grapes…

Fourteen years ago, I chased him through these vines, fourteen years ago he hid from me in a game of tag that left both of us breathless as he raced to the swing.


Finally Yours is book one of an all new series by Claire Raye. If you subscribe to their newsletter and read Always Yours, you got a brief introduction to Lauren and Jack. If you didn’t read it, that is fine because you will get the story.

I have been DYING to read this book and it was everything I could have wished for and so much more. I am completely in love with Lauren and Jack. Lauren has some sass to her; she is a feisty woman and everyone at the Vineyard knows she is the boss. Jack, well what can I say about him other than I love him. I loved how much he loved to tease Lauren as children, I love his sweet side, his romantic side. Plus, who doesn’t love an Aussie?!?

The chemistry between Lauren and Jack was PERFECT! I loved their banter, both in the bits we got of the past and in the future. It was the typical, boy picks on you which means he has a crush on you. Lauren tried to fight it, but she couldn’t only stay away for the Tim Tams and Jack’s charm for so long.

The secondary characters were great additions (minus two of them), but you’ll easily understand who those two are once you read this. I loved that there was more Ellen and Will and a repeat of Will and his amazing skunk wresting skills. I really loved Ellen and Will’s twins, Oscar and Olivia. Especially their terrible timing.

Claire Raye’s writing is beautiful. The dynamics they create between the characters is real and nothing feels forced when it comes to the story. The description of the scenes is vivid and you can easily picture yourself standing in the middle of the Vineyard or taking part in the grape wars.

Finally Yours is sweet, hilarious, romantic and steamy. I was hooked from the very beginning and devoured this book in a single sitting. I couldn’t put it down. This is a MUST READ BOOK and one that I will be recommending to anyone and everyone I know. If it was possible to rate this more than 5 stars I would, because it deserves a million.

***ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review***