A Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard, #1) by Candis Terry

A Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard, #1)

Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll do what it takes to protect their legacy—but what happens when love gets in the way?Hockey star Jordan Kincade wasted no time ditching Sunshine Valley and everyone who mattered for a career in the NHL—a truth Jordan confronts when his parents’ deaths bring him home. Now he’s back to make amends, which begins with keeping his younger sister from flunking out of school. It’s just his luck that the one ...


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TitleA Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard, #1)
ISBN9780062351180
Author
Release DateMar 29th, 2016
PublisherAvon
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Sports and Games, Sports
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Reviews A Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard, #1)

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    2016-03-03
    A Better Man is the first book in Candis Terry’s new Sunshine Creek Vineyard series. It touched me on many levels, but most deeply in regards to Nicole, Jordan’s 17 year old sister who, like many teens her age, has an attitude problem which seems to be going from bad to worse. Jordan is taking the brunt of her wrath and as he takes a closer look at his role in her life – or non-role, in this case – he can’t help but want to do whatever ...
  • Lover of Romance
    2016-03-23
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Welcome to Sunshine Creek Vineyard and the infamous Kincade brothers who will do anything to protect their own and their legacy. Jordan Kincade, is a hockey star, playing in the pros for fifteen years and is a star among his team and about to carry them to a big win for the team. But then Jordan gets a horrific call, where his parents have been killed in a crash while on vacation. ...
  • Valerie
    2017-04-02
    This is the first book I've read by this author and it won't be the last. This story was just what I was in the mood for. I'd been thinking about a story where the shy girl in high school met the popular guy after college. This was that and more. I so enjoyed it.Characters are really important to me in a book. If I don't like them, feel like they are real or relate to them in some way, then I usually don't enjoy the story. I felt the connection t...
  • Ami
    2016-04-01
    I loved Candis Terry's Sweet, Texas series, so I immediately bought this one. I love to have new contemporary romance series to follow, you know?The first chapter was rather sad -- when Jordan found out about his parents' death right after winning the game *sniff*. I couldn't imagine the turmoil that he experienced. But I loved what he did afterwards, that he decided to be with his family, to get to know his younger sister (whom he 'lovingly' cal...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    2016-04-02
    This as a lot of fun, but suffered somewhat for being the start of a new romance series. That meant it needed a lot of establishing for the family, the business, and some of the conflicts that they'll likely be facing in the coming novels. All the distraction was a shame because it left me feeling like Jordan got the short end of the stick (hah, hockey allusion!).All that said, I do love me a second-chance love story and this is an excellent exam...
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    2016-05-10
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.Amazon: http://amzn.to/29ns12ZWell that was a nice kick off to a series. Likeable characters, a gorgeous setting, turmoil and family coming together after a devastating loss, righting wrongs long past and finding a second chance at romance. There was a little of everything including a little mystery along the way.The quick of it is that after their parents are killed Jordan and his siblings have all come h...
  • Susan
    2017-01-16
    Terrific story of family, love and second chances. Jordan left his home and family behind at the age of eighteen, when he was drafted to play professional hockey. This had been his dream for many years, and it took precedence in his life. Everything came crashing down when he got a call from his oldest brother, telling him that their parents had been killed in an accident while on vacation.I ached for Jordan when he got home. Thanks to his concen...
  • Danielle
    2016-01-26
    This is book 1 in a brand new series by Ms. Terry and I just fell in love with the plot and the Kincade brothers. Jordan is a hockey star and things come easy to him. His team is on the way to the playoffs when he gets a call that his parents have passed away in a helicopter accident. He heads home to be with his siblings but when he gets there he realizes that he doesn't really know them anymore but he wants to. It's time for him to right his wr...
  • Stacee
    2015-12-14
    3.5 starsI had read and enjoyed some of Candis's other books, so I was eager to see how a new series went.I really liked Lucy and Jordan. Their past relationship made for an easy way for them to fall back into friendliness and the banter and flirting wasn't too far behind. I liked the big family and all of the brothers were fun. Some of the best scenes were between Jordan and his little sister.There was a bit of conflict with the family business ...
  • nick
    2015-12-04
    Ehhh this was so cheesy and I didn't really feel the connection between the two of them. Not for me, sadly!Review to come
  • Danielle (Love at First Page)
    2015-11-19
    Missing a certain spark and passion, but this was still a sweet, heartwarming read! Very low angst. I'm definitely looking forward to the other Kincade brothers finding their happy endings.
  • Steffi
    2017-02-16
    Der Einstieg in das Buch war für mich absolut gelungen und trotz der vielen Namen habe ich mich sehr schnell zurecht gefunden.Neue Träume in Sunshine Valley handelt von Jordan Kincaid, erfolgreicher Eishockeyspieler, der nach dem Tod seiner Eltern auf das Weingut der Familie zurückkehrt, um den Geschwistern beizustehen. Ich mochte das setting mit dem Weingut, der übergreifenden Familiengeschichte und der neu aufkeimenden Liebe sehr gerne.Jord...
  • Pam
    2016-03-19
    Small town romances are some of my favorites and the fact that this is set at a family Winery is all the more reason I wanted to read it. This is the first book in a new series about family, wine and romance.The Kincade family runs a winery in Washington State. The large family is close but various businesses and jobs take them away from the area, but when tragedy strikes they reunite to face the pain. The five brothers and one younger sister are...
  • Paula Phillips
    2016-04-06
    Are you in the mood for a sweet romance, one that you don't have to think much about ? The type of book where you can just curl up and relax too and once you have finished it , you can exhale an audible sigh as you are wrapped up in the world of a sweet romance love story ? If so, then Candis Terry's new series Sunshine Creek Vineyard - A Better Man is the book for you. In this series, we focus on the Kincaid family and Book #1 stars Jordan Kinca...
  • Jennifer
    2017-02-21
    4 StarsA Better Man is the start of the Sunshine Creek Vineyard series which focuses on the Kincade siblings whose lives are thrown for a loop when their parents are killed in an accident and they must come together to save the family business. I thought both Jordan and Lucy were really well-written. They were relatable and I wanted them to be happy. They each had their own issues to deal with (Jordan developing a new role within his family and L...
  • Deranged Dreamer
    2016-04-21
    Too many plot holes.All the brothers are absent but Nicole is only mad at one of them.The brothers barely talk. And if all are responsible for Nicole why is it that Jordan is the only one that suddenly feels responsible? And if ryan is already taking care of his daughter, adding a 17 yo, wouldnt change his routine too much. Especially considering he is supposed to be the closest to her. He was always around as he worked with their dad.It doesnt m...
  • Amy
    2017-11-14
    I enjoyed this one and plan to read the next. A nice, sweet romance. Loved the heroine in this one.
  • Nancy
    2016-04-04
    Candis Terry scores big in her new Sunshine Creek Vineyard series. We meet the Kincades, who are devastated by the news that their parents - the steady rocks of their family - have died in a tragic accident.Jordan Kincade is at the height of his career as an NHL player. He has a major contract, lots of women, and more money than he knows what to do with...but he realizes none of it means anything, as he can't help his little sister, 17-yr-old Nic...
  • Ann Lorz
    2016-03-28
    The thing I most love about Candis Terry's books are her characters. They have such depth to them. You can never take them at face value. A Better Man is the first in a new series and she starts that series out with a bang!I loved the characters! You only get the bare minimum about the brothers but that's okay, you know their stories are come! You get a little bit more about the sister, that's because her story works into Jordan's. I really liked...
  • Mary
    2016-03-24
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.At first I thought this was going to be just another hockey player story, but was I wrong. The depth of character that Jordan demonstrates throughout the book is refreshing. As the book progresses you see how the deaths of Jordan's parents affect him and who he strived to be for so long. Coming home is not all its cracked up to be, especially in light of all that's happened, ...
  • Jo Ann
    2016-03-29
    Enjoyable read! Jordan and Lucy are a fun couple with hot chemistry. Great banter between all the characters!! Liked the set up for the series - can't wait to read about the other 4 Kincade brothers and sister Nicole.
  • Michele
    2015-11-16
    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Büchermomente
    2017-03-19
    KurzbeschreibungNach dem Tod seiner Eltern ändert sich für Eishockey-Profi Jordan Kincade alles. Zusammen mit seinen Geschwistern erbt er das Weingut und trägt die Verantwortung für seine kleine Schwester. Zurück in seiner Heimatstadt fühlt er sich, als ob ihm ein Puck in den Magen knallt: Sunshine Creek, seit Generationen im Familienbesitz, steckt in finanziellen Schwierigkeiten. Und dann trifft Jordan ausgerechnet auf Lucy, die nichts meh...
  • Lisarenee
    2017-05-19
    >>>>> My Synopsis (Review Follows) >>>> My Review
  • Bette Stanek
    2018-01-02
    3.5 bumped to 4 Ziggy Stars! I mean, really? This dog stole the show. Well, OK, not entirely, but he is pretty awesome. So, this is the first in the Sunshine Creek Vineyard series about the Kincade family. It's a stand-alone, but there is a mystery that isn't solved which I'm guessing will spill over into the next books in the series. It involves family secrets...Jordan Kincade left the family when he was eighteen to begin a professional hockey c...
  • Babs
    2017-05-21
    Dieses Buch hat vor allem aufgrund des Klappentexts mein Interesse geweckt, da es eine kurzweilige und abwechslungsreiche Handlung, gespickt mit einer Prise Erotik, verspricht. Wenn man anfängt zu lesen, wird man sehr schnell von den Figuren und der Handlung in den Bann gezogen. Die Figuren sind sehr liebevoll gezeichnet und überzeugen vor allem durch ihre Bodenständigkeit.Im Mittelpunkt des Geschehens steht zum Einen der Eishockey-Profi Jorda...
  • Kimberly Lund
    2017-12-30
    A classic, modern romance novel complete with the rich and famous sport player, the almost virginal school teacher and the angst that you’d expect when the two are thrown together. I liked that they had a little history, I loved the characters and the book left me wanting to jump right into the next book in the series. Thank heavens for five brothers...
  • Madm007
    2017-06-04
    Lucky and JordanAll the love, family dynamics and drama you need to feel a part of it. Jordan being a badass on the ice, but such a romantic deep down when it counted was sigh worthy. The heat was spicy and the humor was the icing. Just another really great read from Candis.
  • Sara
    2017-07-25
    I'll have to check out more from this author. Loved her writing style and her characters.
  • Tina Jenkins
    2017-08-27
    Amazing ReadA beautifully written read. An amazing story of love. Love this family and do happy for Jordan and Lucy. A must read!!