August is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. This hot-and-steamy month is, appropriately, Read-a-Romance Month, 31 days dedicated to swooning and melting, yearning and burning. We asked Bobbi Dumas, founder of this homage to romance novels, to pick her favorite book each week. Naturally, we'll be complementing her suggestions with something to snack on. And since you're likely to get hot and bothered, we decided to go with food pairings to help cool you down.
Hot Read: Once Upon A Wine by Beth Kendrick
After personal and professional disaster, Cammie Breyer reinvents herself — with the help of her aunt and cousin — by taking over a vineyard in Delaware. Unprepared for the host of challenges that make life, love, and wine complex yet satisfying, the three women are nonetheless determined to succeed.
Cool Eat: Watermelon and Prosciutto Bites
Since this novel is set in Delaware, and Delaware is one of the top watermelon producers, what better pairing than a cool and refreshing chunk of melon wrapped in prosciutto? (And a glass of wine.)