The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent


QOTD: Do you drink wine or beer?

The Summer Job
Lizzy Dent
Pub date: May 18, 2021
Have you ever taken a job that you thought would be easy? Or maybe accidentally filled in for a friend because of a misunderstanding?

Birdie doesn’t have a career path or an idea of what she wants to do in that respect. So when she tells her friend that she will help cancel a new job posting for her. Only to meet the prospective employer at a wine event with her wearing a nametag with her friend Heathers name on it. 

As Birdie arrives at what she thought was a rundown hotel/ restaurant to find a renovated restaurant with a new chef. So pretending to be a trained sommelier just got way harder!

I enjoyed all the different personalities that made up the kitchen and front of house. There was a sweet romance. I thought this was a straight forward romance but things get twisty once you get 3/4 in. Once everyone finds out the truth. I love how it ends! 

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank you @netgalley and @putnambooks @penguinrandomhouse for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.


Beach Read meets Sweetbitter in this laugh-out-loud and ultimately heartwarming debut of a good friend’s very bad decision and the summer job that stands to ruin or make her life.

What if you could be someone else? Just for the summer…

Birdy has made a mistake. Everyone imagines running away from their life at some point. But Birdy has actually done it. And the life she’s run into is her best friend Heather’s. The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather.

The summer job at the highland Scottish hotel that her world class wine-expert friend ditched turns out to be a lot more than Birdy bargained for. Can she survive a summer pretending to be her best friend? And can Birdy stop herself from falling for the first man she’s ever actually liked, but who thinks she’s someone else?

One good friend’s very bad decision is at the heart of this laugh-out-loud love story and unexpected tale of a woman finally finding herself in the strangest of places.


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