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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 BY KATIA ROSE – REVIEW BY Michelle Austin

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

The Bar Next Door was a great 5 star read and book one in the Barflies series.
Once I started I didn’t want to put it down. It is a great rival to lovers read.
This is Julien and Monroe’s story and I loved it.

Monroe’s bar has been struggling and she gets concerned when the place next door is bought. She has loved working there and since the owner isn’t the nicest person she gets concerned when the place next door is sold. She decides to snoop on the competition and when she meets Julien, the new owner she is immediately drawn to him.

Julien likes Monroe instantly, what will happen when he learns about Monroe’s secret? Will that change things for them?

These two were great, I had several LOL moments. Julen being a frenchman was a plus along with being sexy and super nice. Monroe was adorable and determined. Overall I really enjoyed this read. I loved the ending and can’t wait to read more from the series. 1-click and get started today.

Reviewed by @Mab54615
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The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose – Review by Kerry Baker

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

The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose is the first book in the Barflies series. This book will completely take you over and have you hooked.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and it is one that I have thoroughly enjoyed. It drew me in so easily with the amazing characters and stir NG storyline. This is one of those books that I picked up planning on reading “just a couple of chapters”, only to end up reading it all in one sitting.
This was a brilliant book that I flew through in no time. I will definitely be reading more from this author in the future!

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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 Jenni Bishop

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 is a wonderful contemporary romance that I found myself getting lost in and enjoying immensely. The unique plot and character building is done well and you can’t help but fall in love with and laugh with them. It is a simplistic story but it is in it’s simplicity that makes it all the better and the story builds nicely. I also liked the way the author gave us a tidbit at the beginning of each chapter and encompassed information on the subject of wine and beer throughout the book. All in all I really enjoyed Katia’s writing style and the story is very well written and I look forward to reading more of her work.

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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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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