Review: The Bartender by Piper Rayne

February 01, 2017

The Bartender by Piper RayneMy rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Modern Love #1
Release - February 1, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 270 pages

Who knew sleeping with the enemy could be this fun?

Was the one night stand a good idea?

Well, no. Probably not in retrospect.

In my defense I had just moved back into my grandparent’s house, I’d lost my dream job, and a guy on Tinder had stood me up. It was like life had suddenly stamped ‘LOSER’ on my forehead.

So when the guy behind the bar started giving me THE look… you know, the one that promised I’d be screaming his name into the wee hours of the morning? When that guy also has the perfect amount of scruff on his chiseled chin, biceps bulging out of his t-shirt, and a cocky grin you knew he’d earned in the sack… when he gives you that look, you don’t bother to figure out what your six degrees of separation are. You jump on that horse and ride it!

Pun fully and completely intended. And accurate by the way.

I fully admit to feeling sorry for myself and acting impulsively, but by the time I’d figured out WHO the bartender was, I was already falling for him.

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This was one wacky, drama-filled, fun-having example of RomCom!

What I Liked:
❃ the camaraderie between the BFFs. Whitney (the main character), Lennon and Tahlia had an enviable friendship, filled with love, loyalty and laughter.
❃ the way the humor was injected into the story. It wasn't obvious. The phrasing of each scene is what brought the chuckles out and made it easy for me to imagine what was playing out from the words.
❃ everything that had to do with Cole! Although we don't get his POV, his character still found ways to amaze me and I just wanted so much more of him.
❃ what I'm sure was the lead-in at the end to The Boxer. Can't wait!

What I Didn't Like:
❃ Whitney was petty. Honestly, the hate and resentment she held towards Cole was ridiculous. So because of that I didn't like nor respect the way that she treated him for the first half of the book.

Overall, there were doses of humor and love throughout the story with some drama thrown in to spice things up!

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