You Had Me at Merlot: Part 2 - Lisa Dickenson

Source: Courtesy of Little Brown


The second part in this hilarious four-part digital romantic comedy, from the author of The Twelve Dates of Christmas - winner of the Novelicious Debut of the Year award.

It took some convincing for Elle to come away on this singles' holiday and now her MD has turned up! As the matchmaking activities begin, from blindfolded wine tasting to crushing grapes barefoot, Elle tries her best to enjoy herself but it's not easy with her boss around. Nor is it that easy when she's being set up with every man on the holiday. All in all, this isn't turning out to be the fun break Elle was hoping for. Thank goodness for Jamie, the vineyard owners' son - he's exactly the kind of company Elle needs right now because he's not interested in finding a partner either. So what if Jamie is delicious to look at and his dad thinks they're perfect for each other? They're just friends. Nothing more. And that's all there is to it . . . 

You Had Me at Merlot is the kind of love story that will have you crying with laughter one moment and nodding your head in agreement the next. Full of sultry summer nights, hilarious moments and plenty of wine, it 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 Merlot).


I have all four parts of You Had Me At Merlot in book form to read for review. I decided that I would not read it all at once, just have small breaks in between like author Lisa Dickinson has intended it to read like. I am furious with myself for doing that now, as I seriously need to jump straight into part three. I hate cliff hangers I really do, I'm just not patient enough. aarrrggghh!

I'm still giggling my way through this series though and I am loving the tension and build up to Elle and James's relationship. I also love how James plays games with her and fellow guest sleazy George by matching them up all the time, it's hysterical. The descriptions of the vineyard and Florence have me longing to go. I even spoke to my husband about looking into a vine yard break for us. Obviously not a singles one like Bella Notte though.

Next part pleeeaaassseee. 


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