Thursday 16 June 2016

Review of You Had Me at Merlot by Lisa Dickenson - Five **


Elle and Laurie are the last ones standing: they're single, they're not having babies any time soon and their weekends aren't filled with joyful meetings about mortgages. For Elle, this is fine. She likes her independent life, but Laurie wants love and she wants it now.
So when Laurie begs Elle to come with her on a singles holiday to a beautiful vineyard in Tuscany, Elle is reluctant. She has no intention of swapping her perfectly lovely life for someone else's idea of her Mr Perfect, but ten days under the Italian sun with her best friend and lashings of wine? How bad could that be?
Full of sultry summer nights, hilarious moments and plenty of adventure, You Had Me at Merlot will warm even the most cynical of hearts and have you believing in the magic of romance (and the power of a decent glass of wine).


This is a lovely story of 2 friends who go on a singles wine tasting holiday to Italy. But it is much more than that!

Elle is a clever woman, happily single, and a workaholic - hoping to reach the top in her job in marketing. Laurie is looking for love and they get on really well together - some of the conversations are very funny!

On the holiday Elle meets Jamie, the son of the vineyard owners, another happy singleton. The book follows their relationship, together with the characters on the holiday with them. Her MD Donna also turns up with much hilarity!

Elle helps the business pick itself up and then returns home. But everything has changed! No spoilers, but nearly all the travellers change in some way - as do Jamie and his parents.

This is a very funny book and am happy to award it 5*!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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