Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Release Blitz: Glass Half Full by Katia Rose

Happy release day to Katia Rose!
Glass Half Full, book two in the Barflies series, is out now!

I loved book one in this series - The Bar Next Door - so much that it was one of my top picks of 2019 so I'm super excited to return to the Tavern Toulouse crew for a new romance!

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 interview you’re already late for to zip up your yoga bag.’

A job—any job—is just what she needs to get her life back on track, and it might as well be at Montreal’s most famous dive bar, Taverne Toulouse.

Dylan Trottard is winning some. As Taverne Toulouse’s new manager, he’s got one rule for himself: don’t screw up. Following that rule gets a lot harder when the woman he’s spent the past three years trying to forget starts working behind the bar.

They were never supposed to want each other, and they sure as hell aren’t supposed to want each other now. She’s the girl that got away before he even had her, and he’s the guy she didn’t think would ever give her a second glance.

Now they can’t keep their eyes off one another, and the stakes are even higher than before. There’s a lot to lose, but as the pull between them gets harder and harder to ignore, Renee and Dylan start asking how much winning is worth.

Glass Half Full is part of the Barflies series, a set of standalone romantic comedies that chronicle the lives and loves of the staff at a Montreal dive bar.

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"I always wondered something,” she continues when it’s clear I can’t speak. “That night, did you...Were you...Did you want to kiss me?”
I wanted to do more than kiss her. I wanted to breathe her in. I wanted to inhale her.
“It would have been a bad idea,” I manage to get out through my clenched jaw. She’s staring up at me through those damn eyelashes, and all I can think about is her mouth, her neck, that inch of her gorgeous bare shoulders I can see before they meet with the edge of her coat.
“I’m glad you didn’t.”
Everything grinds to a halt. 
Shit, shit, shit.
“I’m glad you didn’t,” she repeats, “because I wasn’t ready for you to kiss me then, not like I am now.”

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.


  1. Getting a follow-on book after you loved the first one is such a great feeling! :)

    1. Yep! Catching up with past characters is a lovely bonus!

  2. I haven't read this author but I liked the excerpt for this.

    1. She writes contemporary romance and they're lovely. Low on unnecessary drama. :)

  3. Awww I liked the excerpt. And its so refreshing when it isn’t some billionaire romance but a couple of regular people who are a bit of a hot mess... like us all. ��

  4. Sounds like a cute story, but also real like Dani said above. That's always a bonus!