You Had Me at Merlot: Part 4 - Lisa Dickenson
Source: Courtesy of Little Brown
The final 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 didn't plan on falling for anyone on this singles' holiday so it came as a huge surprise to her when she fell, hard, for her very own Italian stallion. But it seems he's not as perfect as he first appeared - especially now that his maybe-not-so-ex ex-girlfriend has turned up.
Elle doesn't want to believe that it was all a lie but it's hard to ignore the very real bombshell standing in front of her. Has she been taken for a fool? As the end of the holiday approaches, confusion and heartbreak threaten to ruin Elle's hard-fought peace of mind. Does Tuscany have enough magic left to fix her broken heart?
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 the cliff hanger Lisa Dickenson left me with after reading part 3, I seriously wanted to pull her hair for it. I also prayed that I wouldn't be disappointed in the final part. Guess what? I wasn't! I really enjoyed it. It was straight in with a bang, feisty and gripping, lovely and fast. I really liked how You Had Me At Merlot gives you a secure feeling in knowing you are reading something good. To me the best of part four goes to Donna, "The Boss". How lovely it was to see her open up fully and know she had some good new friends behind her. Loved that me. She played a big pasrt in part 3 for me too, so she was my favourite character out of them all. I also have to say as much as I loved the whole romance aspect to it all, I adored the friendship from Elle and Laurie more. They had me in hysterics. They are you and your best friend. No holds barred, say it how it is, fantastic friendship. To me that made the whole series. Overall this has been a brilliant run, and for my first time with a mini series I don't think I could have been given a better start. Lisa has a brutal honesty in her writing. She is down to earth and really funny. It's a really fun read. I'll miss having another chapter to read. I really will.