Merlot? Don’t mind if I do…



I really enjoyed this fun tale which blends friendship, wine, Italy and a wide variety of singles… It is more than it says on the blurb: it’s funny yet poignant, escapist yet realistic and you are rooting for Ellie and Laurie.

Lisa Dickenson has a great turn of phrase and it kept my interest, even after a long run of thrillers!

A perfect summer read, accompanied by a glass of Merlot, of course.

MetLineReader Rating 4🍷🍷🍷🍷

About This Book

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).


I received an advance review copy from the publisher, Little Brown Book Group UK, in exchange for a fair and honest review.  You Had Me at Merlot is published in paperback on 16th June and can be purchased from Amazon UK.


Author: metlinereader

I am obsessed with books.  In fact, I'd rather be reading than doing anything else.   I enjoy trying out new books and new authors; I do like to "mix and match" genres.  I often have access to books before they are published and would welcome the opportunity to review most books... just not horror or sci-fi, please :)