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Love the Wine You're With

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  541 ratings  ·  87 reviews
Three best friends decide to open a wine bar in Echo Park LA, where they encounter the trials and tribulations of dating, love, and life in Kim Gruenenfelder's Love the Wine You're With.

Jessie is finally about to realize her life-long goal of owning her own house, the first step to a wonderful marriage, kids, and life with her boyfriend of three years, Kevin; except after
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Sarah Joint
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a cute, light read. Best enjoyed with a glass of wine, if you wish. Maybe two or three. Don't be like me, stuck without wine even though you're a wine lover, because this book will give you a serious craving! It's heavy with dialogue and pure girl power. Lots of drama and romance. There's also some real substance because one of the characters is dealing with the loss of her father. It's clear from the acknowledgements that the author recently lost her own. I was expecting a happy and fun ...more
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbr-2017
So this is a weird feeling. I have liked/loved every Kim Gruenenfelder to date. I finished this book yesterday and absolutely disliked it. I only liked one out of the three characters we are introduced to in the book. We don't get a lot of development for any of the characters except one. The men (except for one) are all terrible people. The main plot (opening a wine bar) is barely in the book. Instead we get a fast forward years later and everything is coming up roses. I thought this have more ...more
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc
I was so glad to see another book by Gruenenfelder and thrilled that I was able to read a digital ARC. I was not disappointed! This book tells of three friends, all at a crossroads in life, who decide to open a wine bar together. I enjoyed reading as the friends, Nat, Jessie, and Holly, find the paths they want to travel. I also liked seeing them find romance. This was a fun and entertaining book, just what I've come to expect from the author. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing ...more
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow! Love The Wine You're With by Kim Gruenenfelder is one of those books I want to tell everyone they must read. It's a story about friendship, dating, love and so much more. While the struggles of dating and loving someone are part of the storyline, this is really about everlasting friendship.

It's centered about three women. All three of them have been successful thus far, though they may not see it, each of them has a story to tell. What people see may not be exactly how they feel. I have to
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5. Easy enjoyable read.
Review to come closer to pub date.

Quick thoughts:

It's a cute book- reminding me of Lauren Weisberger's Chasing Harry Winston a bit. Overall cute book and something to enjoy for easy reading or beach time.
Chelsea Baute
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
This book looked awesome. What could be better than a group of friends opening a wine bar?? My biggest problem was while the book was supposed to be about three women and their friendships, they were hardly together! They were all juggling multiple men and that took up the majority of the book. On top of that, the book didn't focus on starting a wine bar. The women decide to start a bar and literally a page later the bar is up and running. I don't know. Maybe skip this one, guys...or at least ge ...more
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
won my copy in March from
received in the mail this morning
Faith Anna✨
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Going to start off by saying that I really connected with this book and the characters. This isn’t like any of the books that I usually read, but the author did a really good job on making the characters and their troubles seem real. In the beginning, she gave really good backstories without dragging it along. There were no slow parts in this story, it kept moving a long and I couldn’t put it down.

This story is about three best friends, Natashia, Jessie, and Holly who are having a little bit o

Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC received courtesy of First Reads Giveaway

This book is such a fun read! Thirty-something women trying to figure it all out and they do. I enjoyed the women in the novel being hot-messes and not having it all together.

Three best friends decide they hate the jobs that they have and decide to quit and buy a wine bar. Each woman has her own relationship problems that are fun to follow throughout the novel. The author did a great job of making the characters real. Of course, the read
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
3.75- I really did enjoy this book and the dramatic lives of the three main characters. The story was cute and well written and I was very excited to win a free copy from Goodreads! My problem with this book was that I really struggled reading the advance uncorrected proof. I constantly focused on all of the errors instead of being more invested in the storyline and being excited to find out what happened next. I liked the book, but will not read another uncorrected proof.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love the Wine You're With is a fun, entertaining book that demands to be read with a glass of your favorite wine. So pour your glass, kick back, and relax!

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Oct 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Easy, quick read. I wanted to see how they approached friends who open a wine bar together. It was nice to have characters who were in their 30s and were looking for love and success and were believable. The only downfall is a truly predictable ending. But it was cute.
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this book about 3 women and their loves and friendship
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Got an extra star for the half Japanese character.
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was long-awaited after I finished and loved Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink. However, it was well worth the wait!

Right from the start, I was drawn into each woman's story, which started with their average day at work and led to them meeting up at their favorite wine bar one last time. There was a lot of humor, but Kim also made me feel sympathetic toward each character for one reason or another. Between Holly's grueling audition schedule, Jessie's annoying trust fund baby clients, and
Nancy Stauffer
A fun book... kinda like watching “The Bachelorette “!
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Love the Wine You're With by Kim Gruenenfelder is a heartwarming novel of friendship, new beginnings and love.

Best friends Jessie, Nat and Holly are each at a crossroad when they take the plunge and open a wine bar that caters to women. Jessie is an accountant whose three year relationship with boyfriend Kevin is in a holding pattern. Nat is a writer for a popular game show but her two year affair with her married boss Marc is starting to wear thin. Holly is an actress who is growing w
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I won an ARC of "Love the Wine you're With" way back in March and I finally got around to reading it. It's weird when I take chances on books like these because I never know how they're going to go. I'm not usually drawn to chick-lit books and when I'm looking for new things to read I rarely gravitate towards books in this genre. However, this one caught my eye on a giveaway and since I was on my second (or third...or possibly fourth...don't judge) glass of wine I decided to enter to win an uned ...more
Cindy Roesel
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jessie, Nat and Holly love each other, but seriously wonder about how much they really love their current jobs and the men in their lives. So the BFFs decide to open a wine bar together in Kim Gruenenfelder’s novel, LOVE THE WINE YOU’RE WITH (St.Martin’sGriffin).
Jessie has the house and now she’s about to take the really big step and get married to her boyfriend of three years, Kevin. They had planned on filling that house with kiddies, but now Kevin suddenly has cold feet.
Nat is having a wonde
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I got a chance to read this book early though Netgalley. I previously read Misery Loves Cabernet by this author and it was one of the funniest books I've read.

Three best friends, Nat, Jessie and Holly are at a turning point in their lives. They're all tired of the status quo and want to make some changes.
Holly is a struggling actress, grieving over her dad and single.
Nat has a job she loves at a game show, but she's dating her married boss and wants out.
Jessie is in a long-term relationship. She
Heather Donovan
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge fan of Kim Gruenenfelder and was so excited to receive an advance copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This, right here? Is chicklit at it's finest. We meet Jessie, Nat and Holly and follow them through their daily lives dealing with work, romance and, well, wine. After each suffers a slight setback - and too much wine, they decide to go into business for themselves and open a wine bar together.

Along the way they meet some good - and some not-so-good guys
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Kim Gruenenfelder's latest "Love the Wine You're With" in exchange for an honest review.

I'm so very happy Kim Gruenenfelder is back!!! I know the author took much needed time off after her father's passing, and I'm so glad she found her way back to writing the fun, sassy, novels she does.

I loved "Love the Wine You're With" for many reasons. Three women who are best friends, and they aren't perfect - they all have flaws which they are graveling with (careers, bo
Michelle Arredondo
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm a bigger fan of chick lit when it's during the summer. Searching for a light read that is entertaining, fun, and fast paced...Love The Wine You're With came along and I decided to give it a go. Summer reading...yes indeed. Interesting characters. A group of independent and assertive women that know what they want in life...a story of friendship and motivation.....and wine...lots and lots of wine!! A solid entertaining read where you don't have to think too hard to understand but also challen ...more
Courtney Sieloff
I was seeking something light after a book club read and a string of non-fiction. This was certainly light.
The story is about 3 friends, unsatisfied with their current situations, who open a wine bar. I was really hoping it would deal with work, with their relationship as friends, and really, just more with them. I had a hard time remembering which character was which by name. I knew one was an actor, one an accountant, and one a game show writer, but their names kept escaping me. The real focus
Sara Coon-Thompson
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Of course the title is what drew me in originally - mention wine and I'm in! I connected with the characters enough to want to binge read it to find out where life was going to take them. I even teared up "with" one of them as she went through a rough time, putting myself in her shoes. I was also drawn in by the longing of my own to throw caution to the wind, find a passion and leave my old job behind, as did these women. So easily written, less easily done. ;) The book is set up where each of t ...more
Kathleen Gray
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful happy light read! These three women- Jessie, Nat, and Holly- are acing the problems of mid- 30 somethings but they do so without self pity or regret. Each one of them is believable and relatable. In fact, the best thing about this book is that they channel their energies in an entrepreneurial way by opening a wine bar. Good on them! Yes, some of this is too easy (there are lots of guys) and yes it might not have a lot of twists and turns, but if you've looking for a book abou ...more
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Soft story about 3 friends,Holly, Natasha, Jessica who need a change in their lives so they decide to open a wine bar in the LA area. Each chapter focuses on one character the name of the character is below the chapter heading, which I did not realize until I was about 6 in. Makes it easy to track which character is telling her story. Romance is there, but each friend finding and discovering the proper (perfect?) man for her - with a bit of trial and error. Well developed characters that come ac ...more
Jamie Lindemulder
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I found this story line hard to believe. Maybe I'm just out of touch with how mid30 year old women live? Maybe life is just so much different in California where it's okay to just quit your job at an accounting firm and invest in a bar. Zero advertising for this bar, and it winds up being an immediate success. I only finished reading to see if the one chick would end up with her BFF's boyfriend that she constantly fantasizes about. How come all the guys are non-American? Sven, the let-down next ...more
Oct 25, 2019 rated it liked it
This started off a bit slow, but picked up towards the end. I read on a vacation to wine country (thought it was a fitting backdrop), but really there was very little about wine in this book. The main characters all are at crossroads in their lives, and decide to open a wine bar. They all have job/relationship issues, which are tidily resolved at the end. For the most part. This was a decent read, and I definitely liked it more at the end than in the beginning. If you're not a wine nerd like I a ...more
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Kim Gruenenfelder grew up in and around Los Angeles and began her career in TV at the age of nineteen. In addition to her books A Total Waste of Makeup, Misery Loves Cabernet and There's Cake in My Future, she has written feature films, episodic teleplays and two stage plays. She lives in Los Angeles, California. She loves her fans and can be reached through her website and on Facebook.


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