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#Review for The Gin Lover’s Guide to Dating by Nina Kaye #RomCom #Contemporary #BlogTour


Title:  The Gin Lover’s Guide to Dating

Author:  Nina Kaye



My Review

This is a surprising read, in a very good way! I have to admit that I really didn’t like the heroine of the story, Liv, to start with. She’s convinced she’s up for promotion so when instead she’s made redundant she’s devastated. My problem then was all the lies she told to make herself look good. However, as the story progresses you learn just why she’s so determined to put on a facade of being a success, even when she’s struggling. She’s desperate to leave her past behind though her childhood best friend, Dylan, is there whenever she needs him – he’s a brilliant friend and great character. He’s also the one who suggests she makes use of her talents in a new way that will help her make money……

There are some fun, laugh out loud incidents in this story, along with others that leave you wanting to give the characters a hug or a taste of their own medicine! It is a story which involves facing up to the past, realising that you are not responsible for your own childhood or parents, facing reality and being honest with yourself and others. It is also about discovering what real friendship is . . . . and how some people really are fake friends, only out for themselves whilst others will always accept you for who you are now. There’s the added mystery of who her online follower is . . . . and that revelation is an absolutely fantastic romantic ending to the story!

Get ready for plenty of Gin Fizz in this contemporary romantic comedy! The growth of Liz as a character is well portrayed so she started off as a lying snob and became a lovely young lady in the end, but only after lots of trials and tribulations, plenty of gin and learning to accept help when she needed it.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it – without drinking a drop gin in the process!


The most sparkling and laugh-out-loud romcom of 2020

‘A fun cocktail of love, life and laughs’ Mandy Baggot, bestselling author of ‘One Christmas Star’ and ‘One Last Greek Summer’

When life gives you lemons… add a splash of gin! A deliciously feel-good romantic comedy for fans of Sophie Ranald

When Liv’s high-flying career goes off the rails, she finds herself working at a glitzy new gin bar to pay the bills. She’s never let romance distract her, but with one very hot colleague, a mysterious online follower who might just be her soulmate, and a lot of cocktails, her dating life is about to be shaken up…

But is Liv looking for a sparkling flirtation, or something a little stronger?

Sometimes you have to face up to your past, seize your future, and mix your own recipe for happy ever after…


Readers and reviewers have fallen in love with The Gin Lovers Guide to Dating:

‘A refreshing, heartfelt romcom that will leave you guessing to the end’ Sandy Barker, author of One Summer in Santorini

The perfect blend of warmth, intrigue and spirit‘ Annie Robertson, author of My Mamma Mia Summer

Funny, fresh and unexpectedly poignant, with a cast of characters you’d love to meet over a cocktail, Nina Kaye’s sparkling debut marks her out as one to watch‘ Chrissie Manby, author of Three Days in Florence

‘All the ingredients of a modern romcom that kept me guessing right up until the end‘ Helen Rolfe, author of The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier

‘An entertaining look at life with engaging characters and a dash of intrigue – definitely one to move to the top of your reading pile!’ Bella Osborne, author of A Walk in Wildflower Park

‘What a fantastic debut – well-drawn characters, full of pace and a heroine to champion!’ Christie Barlow, author of Love Heart Lane

So many cocktails that had me licking my lips and reaching for the cocktail shaker… a really entertaining read’ Kim the Bookworm

‘a great escapist romance’


‘Very well written and insightful.’

‘This book made me laugh out loud at many occasions and I throughly enjoyed reading it.’

‘an awesomely cute and comical book’

‘a great laugh out loud book’

One comment on “#Review for The Gin Lover’s Guide to Dating by Nina Kaye #RomCom #Contemporary #BlogTour

  1. carhicks
    May 2, 2020

    This sounds good. So glad the heroine becomes likable as the story moves forward. Great review Elaine.


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