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Glass Half Full

(Barflies #2)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  36 reviews
You win some, you lose some.

Back at home with half a college degree after the fiasco of the century sent her packing, it’s safe to say that Renee Nyobé is losing some. She’s a hot mess, and not the cute kind. No, if hot messes had categories, hers would be ‘littering the stairs of the metro station with your sweaty underwear because you were too busy rushing to the job int
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Published January 8th 2020
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Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love! Love! Love Glass Half Full!
I loved watching Dylan and Renee grow into the great people they were always meant to be.
I loved how Taverne Toulouse is a safe haven and the people there are welcoming like family.
I absolutely loved how inspiring this book was!
Yes, I said love about a billion times in this review, and that’s because each and every LOVE is well deserved. This is truly an amazing read! I can’t wait to read more in this Barflies Series.
***Actual Rating: 4/5 Fantastique Stars***

Ah! What an entertaining read! Glass Half Full is the second installment in the Barflies series, which can be read as a standalone. I absolutely adored the first book, The Bar Next Door, and I'm so excited to say that this book doesn't disappoint, either! Glass Half Full takes place in Taverne Toulouse, an exotic dive bar in Montreal (which is also a city I've wanted to visit in real life!), featuring Dylan and Renee, our main romantic ship character
Book Fanatic
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Dylan and Renee, I adore you both so much and if you were real I'd give you the biggest hugs in the world!

Katia Rose, you've only gone and done it again. You've made me fall in love with characters so deeply I don't want to say goodbye.

After reading Monroe and Julian (my French sweethearts) story, I just knew I needed to hear more from Dylan. He was a mystery, yet so transparent at the same time.

In his story, Renee an old poetry student of his comes back to Montreal looking for a job, which e
Katia Rose
Jan 19, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Glass Half Full is out in the wild! This is my eighth novel (how did that even happen?!) and it takes us back to Barflies world and the whole Taverne Toulouse gang from The Bar Next Door to tell the story of Dylan and Renee. Never fear- it can be read as a standalone as well!

I'll admit it: this book was a hard one to write. I went through a major writing slump before getting started, and once I did, I found the characters I was writing about were going through some difficult situations similar t
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*ARC provided by the author *

As many of the books I have read by this author, Glass Half Full was an intense journey along two characters with different levels of baggage, which they manage in different ways; all of which makes this book one hell of a ride.

Dylan is amazing. You can't help but like the guy. You want to hug him even when you want to smack him in the head. Renee is just too real for me to truly put into words how painful her story felt at times to me. Okay, pain may be a bit of a s
Anastasia シ
Literally just finished this... it's 3am and my heart hurts so much, these characters were everything.
It felt like such a short book, not sure why. I felt like their relationship development wasn't enough. Like they could have grown more, but maybe in a different way.
The character development was so perfect. Dylan and Renee's story was so heart-wrenching.
I'm literally speechless right now. And I'm not sure what else to say. But I definitely need to sleep on this one. It's one of those th
Sara - Curvy Constellation
What a sweet, sweet read. This one had me pretty emotional. We follow Dylan and Renee and I absolutely adored them. I don’t think there have ever been two people who were genuinely good and who I wanted nothing more but for them to be together and have their HEA. The story is raw, real, and relatable (I definitely didn’t do that on purpose 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣). The overall story, the character development and the pacing of this book was absolutely perfect. I really enjoyed this sweet read. I’ve been reading ...more
Renee ends up leaving college and needing a job. She works at Taverne Toulouse with Dylan. Dylan is the guy she never thought she would have a chance with and she is the woman Dylan never had but always wanted for himself. It was so entertaining to see these two hookup and how they end up. A truly great read.
Cat Imb || The Reading Cat ||
There is certain magic to Katia Rose's writing. A certain flair that is so sweet you can't help but go back for more. Glass Half Full is no different.

Renee and Dylan are tangible. They are real, normal people with undeniable chemistry. I simply loved following their story.

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE poetry in books. And this one had it. Hello, full-body chills! - no joke. There is such power in the poems Rose brought to life and I am still in awe of what she has created with this book
AC Squared Book Blog
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, favorites
This is BY FAR one of my favorite books so far this year!!! Katia's writing is so truly amazing. I feel like I really need to use a Thesaurus, because it's all I keep saying about this book (wink wink), but it's so true! I LOVE how lyrical and full of heart her writing is. It's just so deep. You can tell that she, herself, is a true poet with how she wrote this book. And, for that matter, all of the books before this. From song lyrics to slam poems, she's just so creative! I made a comparison ye ...more
Glass Half Full is the second book in Katia Rose's Barflies series. A standalone book, we still get glimpses of characters from book 1. Dylan is now manager of the newly remodeled Taverne Toulouse, a Montreal dive bar. He is doing the best he can but finds that his past is always interrupting his present. This is especially the case when Renee Nyobé comes looking for a job at the bar.

Renee Nyobé is just starting to get her life back in order after a trip abroad to attend school ended badly. To
Courtney (candidwithcourtney)
Those who follow my blog are probably aware of the fact that romance is the least likely genre to find me reading, but I have been making more of an effort to embrace more titles in this particular category. Although this book is the second in a series by the author, each book can be read as a standalone. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I became invested in the budding relationship between the two main characters: Dylan and Renee; both individuals have flaws that readers can relate to ...more
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s, read-in-2020
Glass Half Full is the second book of the Barflies Series ( each a standalone). It's full of passionate writing and gives you so much depth to the characters. I seriously enjoyed this book, and I'm loving more and more of Katia's writing.

Back at Tavern Toulouse, We revisit Dylan Trottard who is now the manager of the bar while Monroe is the owner now. It's getting to be right before their grand reopening when Renee Nyobe walks in for an interview. A girl Dylan remembers from his past, who set hi
Angie Flanagan
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Holy Wow Katia, you've gone and done it again!!!
I loved this book with everything in my body! It was soooooooooo great!!!!
Thank you for letting me read it!
I was waiting on their story, and I can't wait for more of the Barflies to come to life as well!
Renee and Dylan knew each other from back in the day, and he's a little bit older than her. They met while doing poetry slam, and then she moved away. He stayed back in town. s
Renee returns and finds herself applying for a job at a bar, and low
Ebook Enthusiast
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Glass Half Full – Katia Rose –

Glass Half Full is book two in the Barflies series by Katia Rose. It follows Dylan Tavern Talouses new kitchen manager and Renee, the newest hire. Dylan has lived a hard life, making wrong decisions when he was younger has changed the path he wanted to take in life, the one constant apart from Tavern Talouse, is his poetry. Dylan has loved poetry since he was young and is often seen helping run the poetry slams that are hosted at Tavern Talouse he is charismatic, fu
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved the first in this series, The Bar Next Door, so I was really excited to read this follow-up novel about Dylan. As in the first novel, Katia Rose absolutely kills it as far as character development! As engaging and entertaining as the novel is, it doesn’t feel like a fictional story about fictional characters. Dylan, Renee, and everyone else in the novel feels like normal, everyday people – which I love.

Not trying to write any spoilers, but the basic premise of the novel is thi
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Glass Half Full is book two in the Barflies series featuring the staff of Tavern Toulouse and this book is Dylan's book.

Dylan is a sweet, fun, and hard-working guy who writes spoken word poetry and has a carefully concealed chip on his shoulder about mistakes he made as a teenager that saw him serve some jail time.

Renee is about seven years younger than Dylan, another lover of spoken word poetry, who has returned home to Montreal after developing severe anxiety and essentially having a breakdown
Alycia  Price
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seeing Dylan perform on stage set me off. As I watched him stand on that stage and capture every breath and heartbeat in the room, I knew I was looking at the start of a tidal wave crashing toward me, and there is no way to stop a force of nature like that. I’ve never wanted anyone like this, in so many senses of the word. I want his body, his mind. I want the deepest depths of him, and I don’t know how to ask for that. I don’t even know if I can.

1)Thank you Katia for letting me read this book
K Huskić
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sequel to The Bar Next Door, Glass Half Full expands on the story of newly-appointed bar manager Dylan, and introduces Renee, a woman Dylan once knew, who is looking for a job after years away. There's still a definite attraction between them, something that started years earlier but was unexplored, but the whole boss/employee aspect holds them back. Initially.

I really enjoyed the poetry in this book, and how the characters use their poems to look deep and express their feelings. They met doi
Ga Books LoverX
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely amazing!! If you are looking for something that makes your heart happy and joyous because it broke it while you were reading, you need to read Glass Half Full RIGHT NOW! This is my first book by the author and I am hooked, she has a forever fan now.

Glass Half Full speaks directly to my soul and tackles a few serious issues that you don't really expect in a romance read, not for it to go so DEEP. This is a second chance romance when the first chance did not even feel like
M. Carolina
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
This book is heavy. Because of that I took a lot more time to read it than I usually do. I struggle with anxiety so I can connect to a certain extent to Renee.

The ending of this book made me think about a lot of choices I did and do on my day-to-day. So yeah, its this kind of book.

I enjoyed it immensely. The three stars rating is because I just thought it ended kind abruptly. And because I have had other reads about sensitive subjects that were more easily to go down than this one.

But it’s a l
Shasta Hope
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding! Katia left me breathless in this beautiful mixed loved story. I am bias to mixed love stories because I married my hubby twenty years ago. I am Caucasian and he is Black. Its never been an easy road. Not including stares. We have battled just like Renee and Dylan. Only thing is Renee and Dylan graced the pages of this well thought out and triumphant love journey. I have always been a fan of Katia's Sheerbrook Station series, yet, this one has touched me in different ways. The poetry ...more
Sharing My
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great story with valuable lessons to learn. Don't let your past decide your future; If your glass is half filled, it is half full, not half empty.
I loved Dylan and Renee, and the whole Taverne Toulouse gang. They made sure everyone was welcome there and treated everyone like family. Dylan and Renee had their share of ups and downs but they didn't let anything bring them down. Though they struggled at times, they brushed themselves off and continued to live their lives to the fullest, whether
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Glass Half Full by Katia Rose was such a sweet and yet somewhat heartbreaking read. I was pulled into this wonderful story with her beautiful words.

I loved Dylan! We met him in the first book. His energy and positive attitude was infectious.
Renee.. this girl stole my heart with her struggles and strength; she was absolutely his perfect match.

The story was captivating and real and their chemistry was undeniable. Lets not forget the poems.. absolutely beautiful.

What can I say, I loved it. This
Erin Knuth
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Rose mixes more magic with the second installment of the Barflies series! This a friends/mentor to coworker to lover story that flows beautifully and really highlights the soul-baring part of connections between people. I loved the addition of poetry - it's a bonus! I love how relatable these characters are in their journeys towards self-confidence and forgiveness. Also, No Diggity as an anthem?! I can ALWAYS get behind that ;-) Can't wait to see more of the series! ...more
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another beautifully written love story from Ms Rose.  What I love about her stories (and this is no exception) is the depth of the story telling.  This is not a fluff piece.  This is a gorgeous multi-layered, intense, evocative romance.  

I know that this is a short review.  But I think that it summarises just how much I loved this tale.

Heartily recommended.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I LOVED this one! The characters are wonderful and have beautiful souls.
As someone with anxiety, the way Katia Rose portrayed an attack and the way it comes on and coping mechanisms is so real and true. It wasn't over the top or downplayed either.
I can't wait to read more. Katia is becoming a instant read author for me.
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My first read from Katia Rose, but definitely not my last! Such great characters set in such a tightly knit and intimate setting. I particularly loved the vivid and exact descriptions of the city of Montreal and the slow yet intense burn between the two MCs. ...more
V.R. Baucke
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Renee and Dylan are my favourite characters in the Barflies series so far! Their undeniable love for each other is so intense throughout this book, you can FEEL it. And god it's beautiful!!! Right from the start, you knew their history was too interwoven for them to overlook their attraction, and their story didn't disappoint! Highly recommended! ...more
Heather Hansard
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019arcs
Glass Half Full was definitely a satisfying drink! Dylan and Renee both knew just what the other needed, even if they didn't have confidence in themselves. Their imperfect halves came together to make one perfect whole. And Katia has now proven herself a triple threat...she's gracefully athletic (see her Instagram), writes mesmerizing stories, AND weaves beautiful poems too! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion....and I honestly LOVED IT! 💯❤️🙌🏻 ...more
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Katia Rose is not much of a Pina Colada person, but she does like getting caught in the rain. She prefers her romance served steamy with a side of smart and is a sucker for quirky characters. A habit of jetting off to distant countries means she’s rarely in one place for very long, but she calls the frigid northland that is Canada home.

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