Nina Kaye: The Gin Lover’s Guide To Dating

Today I’m pleased to be sharing my review of The Gin Lover’s Guide To Dating as part of the blog tour. It’s written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher.


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…


As a fellow gin lover who has had my fair share of trouble with dating, I was immediately attracted to this book! The central character, Liv, is also a similar age to me so I was able to relate to some of her concerns. She’s a very well developed protagonist and I enjoyed watching her grow as the novel progressed.

But Liv is not the only star of the show. She’s surrounded by some brilliant friends (and some not so nice ones) who do a great job of encouraging Liv to see her true worth. Some of the exchanges between Liv and her friends are hilarious and I really enjoyed getting involved in their lives. I’d like to give a special mention to Reyes and her heart of gold and propensity to crack me up!

It is clear from reasonably early in the novel that Liv had a difficult childhood. This allows Kaye to look at issues such as background, self esteem and alcoholism in a subtle but nevertheless significant way.

Although The Gin Lover’s Guide To Dating combines many elements of a typical romantic comedy, Kaye does not take the reader down a typical route. I enjoyed reading something slightly different and was left guessing how Liv’s life would turn out. There are many twists before we reach the end and I loved each one – even the ones I was able to guess!

The Gin Lover’s Guide To Dating is available from Amazon.

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