#FuturisticFriday review: Love The Wine You’re With by Kim Gruenenfelder

Photo Credit: St. Martin’s Press

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Love The Wine You’re With

Summary: 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.

“Gruenenfelder’s women are smart, likable and good to each other.” —Kirkus Reviews

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 they find the perfect place, Kevin suddenly gets cold feet.

Nat is having a passionate affair with her gorgeous British boss Marc—unfortunately, he’s married. Now what?

Holly is an actress who still waits tables to pay the bills, and who is coping with the recent loss of her father. A particularly bad audition, where she snaps and tells off a big director, leads her to wonder what to do when you stop loving what you do. (And also what to do about her hot neighbor. Because, you know, hot neighbor.)

After each girl finishes a particularly awful workday, the three friends meet at their favorite wine bar, which has been sold by its owner for a huge profit and will close that night. In a moment of tipsy brazenness, Jessie suggests that the three of them open their own wine bar in the gentrifying Echo Park area of Los Angeles. An unapologetically girly place for good wine and good friends—which leads to a challenge for each woman: how do you fix a life that’s not actually broken, but needs an upgrade?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I’ve not read any books by Kim G before, but this one reminded me quite a bit of Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren W!

This book is easy, breezy and fun.

What I liked:

The cover makes me want to sit on a beach with my best girlfriends!

The girly bar 🙂 I would love to find a place like that to drink wine and listen to good music.

The ending.


Bottom line; This book is cute, sweet and fun to read. It’s just the perfect type of read for a break from more serious books or when you want to give your brain some entertainment.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


**This book is a #FuturisticFriday selection from Traveling With T.**


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T


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