You Had Me at Merlot: Part 3 - Lisa Dickenson

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The third 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.

Elle, determinedly single Elle, isn't used to waking up next to a boy. And she certainly isn't used to being engaged. Thanks to all the (delicious) chilli wine she consumed last night, Elle has no idea how she's managed to get herself into this situation. And as fond as she is of the man lying next to her, and no matter how happy he looks by this turn of events, getting married has never been part of Elle's plan. No way. All that romance stuff just isn't for her . . . right? But the combination of this lovely man, the incredibly romantic Italian countryside and the feel of the early morning sun on her skin is starting to have an effect on Elle. Maybe, just maybe, she's not as anti-love as she thought . . . 

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).


After being left high and dry by part two in this delicious serious, I could not wait to get stuck in. I was not disappointed even though a slight twist had me rolling my eyes. The buildup of the relationship between Elle and Jamie continues, and the whole concept of it has me pulled in. Being the typical romance whore that I am the banter between them both was unbelievable and they bounce of each other brilliantly. I love it.

We get to see a bit more of Donna 'the boss' in this part and it's really lovely to meet the lady behind the crank we met in part one. It opens up a lot of questions and it's a great little sub plot too. The ending is yet again another 'oh for f**k sake, why do I have to wait?' one, but it's not as heavy as part two. To me it did make me roll my eyes as I was letting out an exasperated breath, type of ending, but I hope I will be made to take back that breath. You need to remember though, I HATE cliff hanger endings, so don't let that put you off.


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