I love books which not only contain a good story but also carry some valuable life lessons.
This book surprised me. It wasn’t what I expected at all. I knew I would get a funny romance with a gin theme, but I didn’t think I would get an uplifting story of reinvention, self discovery and an inspirational character as well.
By the end of it I actually found myself toasting Nina Kaye and her character Liv.
During these strange times some of us are trying to reinvent ourselves and are battling through inner turmoil. WE NEED FUNNY MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS LIKE THIS! Books like this one are beacons of light for us readers!
When life gives you lemons… add a splash of gin
Two parts sparkling comedy. One dose of romantic tension. Mix well with a second chance, a splash of mystery, and garnish with a twist of fate…
When Liv’s high-flying career goes off the rails, she finds herself working at a glitzy new gin bar to pay the bills. Yes, she’s got a knack for reading the customers, she’s finally got time to have some fun, and she might have just found some real friends – but it’s just until she gets her life back on track, right?
But between humiliating encounters with her old workmates, one very hot bartender, and a lot of soul searching to do, Liv’s life is even more muddled than a Blackberry Bramble…
Can Liv face up to her past, seize her future, and mix her own recipe for happiness?
A hilarious, feel-good romantic comedy for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Sophie Ranald
Here’s my review:
If you have ever had to reinvent yourself after your life has imploded then you will warm to the character of Liv. She loved her flash job in the corporate world but when that is suddenly taken away from her in a cruel restructure she soon finds herself inner turmoil. Fair play to Nina Kaye who writes a realistic character who goes through many different stages; denial, anger, sadness and finally acceptance. In some books characters do get up on their feet a little too quick but not Liv. At times it is heartbreaking especially when all those job rejections are coming in and she has bills to pay. I think Liv is a great character who goes through hell but with the help of her friends manages to get back on her feet.
I loved her friendships with old friend Dylan and new friend Reyes. Dylan tells Liv a few home truths like any good friend would. Let’s just say this – we could all do with a Dylan in our lives when life goes on the slide. Reyes is like a breath of fresh air for Liv and at times I wanted to hug her.
On the romance front Nina keeps us on our toes and I wasn’t sure who was going win Liv’s heart. I won’t give the game away and say whether my romantic dreams came true.
The gin theme is cleverly weaved in throughout and as I am a gin lover I warmed to this a lot.
My favourite part of this book is chapter 15 because Liv takes her first brave step forward and she does it while chanting, ‘the only true barrier is myself’ – this chapter gave me tingles! I was so proud of Liv and I was right behind her.
Nina Kaye – thank you for inspiring me ❤️
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To celebrate this blog tour for The Gin Lover’s Guide to Dating, there seemed no better way than to give away some gin-related goodies!
Nina has teamed up with specialist gin producer, Tiger Gin, to offer one lucky winner: a copy of her debut novel (Kindle Edition), a bottle of multi-Gold award winning Tiger Gin, and one copy of The Little Cocktail Box.
To enter, all you need to do is retweet and comment (just once!) on Nina’s pinned tweet on her Twitter page (@NinaKayeAuthor), telling her which blog tour post you have read.
BlondeWriteMore readers this is where you mention MY BLOG 👍🏻👍🏻
Here’s the tweet you need to look out for:
Nina will then choose the lucky winner at random after the closing date, which is 6pm (BST) on Thurs 29th April 2020.
This prize draw is only available to UK residents over the age of 18. Full terms and conditions apply. Always drink responsibly.