Book Review | One For The Road

One for the Road (Barflies #3) by Katia Rose

Publication: April 29th 2020

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Better late than never.

It’s the phrase on the tip of everyone’s tongues. For three years, every staff member and regular at Taverne Toulouse has watched Zach and DeeDee edge their way closer to the grand finale of a ‘will they, won’t they’ dance that feels like it’s lasted for decades.

Bets have been placed. Wagers have been drawn. The whole of Montreal’s most famous dive bar is holding its breath. Will the small town boy with a heart of gold finally make a move on the wild, pink-haired bartender he’s been in love with for years, or will the moment pass them by and leave Zach and DeeDee insisting they’re ‘just friends’ yet again?

A rowdy night at the bar gets served with a twist that sends DeeDee spinning—not into Zach’s arms, but straight into his living room. With his dream girl crashing on his couch for a few weeks and brightening his days with spontaneous dance parties and eventful forays into the art of hair dyeing, Zach’s feelings only get stronger, and DeeDee’s follow right behind.

He calms her storms, and she streaks his skies with lightning. They fill each other’s gaps with a symmetry neither of them can ignore, but every step closer only raises the stakes of losing it all.

Late or never. A choice three years in the making. Their final shot to get it right.

One for the Road is part of the Barflies series, a set of standalone of romantic comedies that chronicle the lives and loves of the staff at a Montreal dive bar.

Katia Rose has done it again!

First of all I need to say that I am so glad that Katia reached out to me to read her last release Glass Half Full, if it wasn’t for her reaching out I would probably have never read either of these books and I am so glad that I did. Katia knows how to keep you entertained, engaged and wanting more when you read her books. This book was all that and more. Zach is such a good guy. As you know, nice and sweet isn’t my typical first choice for most of the books I like to read 🤣🤣  Zach is absolutely none of these bad boy things. He is exceptionally kind, awkward, has a sweet demeanor and is charming. As for DeeDee, one of my most favorite heroines, I have been dying to see her get her very deserving HEA! She is real, relatable, outgoing and has such a great personality. Both Zach and DeeDee are so easy to understand and relate to. I found bits and pieces of me in both of them. I had the absolute pleasure of reading this as both a Beta read and as an ARC. It was so easy for me to fall back in love with these two a second time around. I have been in a strange reading rut for the past few weeks and have been very reluctant to pick up any new books and I am so glad that this was one of those books to help bring me out of that. They are both really interesting characters who you want nothing but the best for. There was nothing I wanted more than for these two to finally be together. This book will forever hold a special place in my heart. If you are looking for a sweet friends to lovers, easy to read, some push and pull, and a little spicy then this is the book for you.


I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I will never let you go
About The Author:

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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