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The Bar Next Door (Barflies #1) by Katia Rose- Review by Angela Hayes

The Bar Next Door (Barflies, #1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The Bar Next Door is the first book in the Barflies series by Katia Rose. This is a great contemporary romance- with a rom-com feel and an enemies to lovers aspect as well. The story is angsty, emotive, fun, sweet, and sexy. As my first book by Katia Rose, I felt it was a perfect introduction to her work- and definitely left me wanting to explore more of her books. It was so easy to immerse myself in the story, while also investing in these wonderful, slightly quirky, and complex characters- who really made this story come to life.
Monroe’s life revolves around Tavern Toulouse where she has worked ever since her student days. It’s her second home and the staff are more like family. But, business hasn’t been so great so the threat of closure is an ever present weight on her shoulders. The building next door has been sold and is being renovated into a trendy wine bar lounge- which threatens the already struggling dive bar even more.
Monroe decides to do some investigating- and this is where the story takes off. Julien and Monroe may be rivals, but the sparks fly, and things quickly heat up. Will their rivalry end in heartache and loss? Or will love win out in the end?
I loved the chemistry and connection between Julien and Monroe- it was just the right mix of tension, angst, drama, sweet, and spicy. The banter also added to my enjoyment of the story.
I am very much looking forward to the rest of this series.

Thank you, Katia Rose!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Tausha Treadway

The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose. I flipping loved this book. It was off the charts good and soooo sexy. Its the story of Monroe who is a very independent, sexy, sassy, manager of the dive bar Taverne Toulouse a super infamous dive bar in Montreal. Monroe has many jobs including, serving up her clients pints, shots and pitchers as well as listening to them and even kicking some of them out. She loves her life and her job until she meets Julien Valois’ a sexy, Frenchman who enter her bar and the temperature rises in the room. Julien is a wine and dine maven who has an Empire already built but he’s not finished expanding. He sets his site on opening a trendy lounge right next door to the Taverne and his vision includes shutting down Taverne and expanding his winery. After he meets Monroe though his plans may change, he didn’t include falling in love with the head of the competition. Sparks fly when they are together and they are completely out of their heads when they are in the same room. Will Julien change his plans to include Monroe or will he destroy everything with his need for success? Read The Bar Next Door to find out!

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The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Carrie Reed

The Bar Next Door (Barflies, #1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

Beautiful story. The characters were wonderful and easy to relate to and I was so drawn into this book. I love a romance centering around enemies becoming lovers, and this book does the trick to fulfill that love. The chemistry between Monroe and Julian is out is this world, their exchanges are fun and the passion is strong. I admire Monroe for being such a strong and caring woman, strong and caring enough to make sure nothing happens to her business or her employees. I wanted to dislike Julian for trying to take away Monroe’s bar but of course ended up falling in love with him, especially with Monroe. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend giving it a read!

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The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Bar Next Door (Barflies, #1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This rom-com was a wonderful addition to my library that left me laughing and swooning almost simultaneously. I loved how the characters jumped off the page. I felt an instant connection to Monroe and just loved everything about her. Katia Rose is a new author to me but with this romp, I cannot wait to read more from her.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Lianne Probert

The Bar Next Door (Barflies, #1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As soon as I finished this book I wanted to read it again. I wasn’t ready for it to end, that’s how I know I loved a book!
As a manager in a struggling bar, Monroe is devastated to find out that the new owner of the next door property is planning to open a hip new lounge. But Monroe can’t just give up, and sets out to save the bar she loves. Once she meets Julien, the owner of next door, things get complicated, and go in a whole new direction.
I absolutely loved both of these characters, it’s a slow burn romance but definitely worth investing the time in. Julien is hot, and has a sexy accent to make it even better. Monroe is a strong, sexy female lead who you are really hoping gets her happy ending.
Neither of them planned to fall in love, and sparks fly throughout as they uncover each other’s secrets.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but I can’t wait to read more.

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The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Gail Guerrero

The Bar Next Door (Barflies, #1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Gail Guerrero

Four Stars

This is my first story by this author. I thought it would be interesting read just by the summary. As the story progressed I learned that people can be truly selfish. Monroe was a tough character. She was hard for me to like. I felt her animosity throughout the whole beginning. I understood the reason but I didn’t agreed with how she went about it. I would feel some type of way as well but I wouldn’t take it out on the one wanting something better. The story flowed nice and it wasn’t overwhelming. It did take me a little longer to read just because I couldn’t find the vibe and enjoy I have with other books. I did enjoy certain parts. Like the cage and his bond with his family. The whole dog thing was super cute. The ending wasn’t as I expected so that was a plus

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The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Amanda Taylor

The Bar Next Door (Barflies, #1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Bar Next Door is the first book in the Barflies series by Katia Rose and I loved every minute of reading it. It is a RomCom book which I mean with that alone you can’t go wrong. This book was an easy read and I found myself unable to put the book down. The characters in this story were written great and you couldn’t help but love them. Monroe, she is sassy, smart and such a strong woman and then you have Julien who is a sexy Frenchman who is charming. The chemistry between these two is hot! Highly recommend this book if you want a fun read that teaches you some too.

Reviewed by @ataylor2012
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The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Lisa Helmick

The Bar Next Door (Barflies, #1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a wonderfully delightful story. The story takes you on a ride through the life of a dive bar. We see wild decor, crazy workers and fun patrons. There are French words and French guys. It covers life and death and a Yorkie with a literary name. I enjoyed all of this and more! I struggled to put this down and was awestruck by the “Red Wine Guy”. I loved the learning and growing period each of these characters went through. They are equal parts wisdom filled and emotion filled.

This is a first time author for me. I really enjoyed the heck out of this book. The words flowed and while I had some trouble with the French words..I liked the addition of English to make me understand. The characters are warm and inviting. I look forward to more from this author. I see Dylan gets his chance next. I really feel like he deserves it and more.

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The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Laura Furuta

The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1)
By Katia Rose
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading the story The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose. It is a romantic comedy that pulled me in, and I didn’t want to put it down until the final page. I loved reading about the characters of Monroe and Julien Valois. Monroe loves her job as a manager at a dive bar. She loves the customers and is trusted by her staff. She is hard-working, strong, and independent. Then a business sets to open next door that may bring an end to the bar and job she loves so much. Julien is ready to start his new business. He also believes that he can use the space next door better for his business, rather then the bar it is now. When Monroe and Julien meet there is a chemistry between them. They both don’t understand the pull that they have for one another. What will happen to the dive bar that Monroe is trying to save? The sparks fly in the room when Monroe and Julien are together. What does the future hold for them? Read this book to find out. This story had me smiling, laughing, and wondering what was going to happen next with Monroe and Julien. I grew to care about what happened to them and wanted them to find happiness. I also enjoyed the additional characters that are introduced and interact with the main characters. One of the characters is Monroe’s bestie and a favorite of mine to read about. Don’t miss out on a story that will hook you in from the beginning. The author does an amazing job writing a story that flows smoothly and in moments touches your heart. The romance will have the temperature in the room rising. Highly recommended reading.

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The Bar Next Door (Barflies Book 1) by Katia Rose – Review by Bobbi Wagner

The Bar Next Door (Barflies, #1)The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. I will be looking for more from her. This is an enemies to lovers story that pulled me in right from the beginning and kept me turning pages to the last. The characters are strong, connectable that made you feel part of the story. Monroe is the manager at Monroes and has a big heart and then there is Julien who is steamy with a determination to push Monroe’s out of business. The problem becomes is they never expected to meet and feel an attraction to each other which ups the steaks a little bit. What will happen when reality hits for them? They have such great chemistry together, I found myself wanting them to find their HEA. I highly recommend reading their story to find out what happens.

Review by @bjwagner
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