Spin the Bottle

(Called Greetings from Somewhere Else in the USA)

Lainey Byrne is a woman in control, juggling a hectic job, her boyfriend Adam and a family with more than its fair share of dramas.

Things go into a spin when she is wrenched from her life in Melbourne to run a B&B in Ireland for a year. Bed-and-breakfast quickly tumbles into bed-and-bedlam, especially when a reunion with childhood friend Rohan Hartigan sparks an unexpected romantic dilemma.

Meanwhile, back in Australia, her father’s taken to his bed, her mother’s up the walls, her three brothers are running amok – and as for Adam …

It’s going to take more than a game of spin the bottle to sort this one out!

A warm and funny story about love, letting go, friendship and families from the author of A Taste for It and Upside Down Inside Out.


Her best yet… a funny and poignant story … a novel which fairly cracks along with a mix of humour, a touch of blarney and insight into the pressures and strains in contemporary relationships.
The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, February 2003

A heartwarming, romantic and funny story about love, family and relationships.
Irish Independent, May 2003

A page turner… McInerney has a great insight into human nature and relationships and a good line in humour.
Sunday World, Ireland, April, 2003

A rom-com with lots of pizzazz… a real page turner to curl up with on the beach this summer.
Modern Woman, Ireland, June 2003

Disarmingly funny… McInerney’s story and plot resonates with a Maeve Binchy kind of generosity of spirit… Compassionate, clever and sometimes poignant.
The Age, Melbourne, February 2003

As fresh, funny and engaging as its popular precursors, A Taste For It and Upside Down Inside Out …This is comfort reading – warm-buttered toast with Irish honey spread right to the crusts.
The Adelaide Advertiser, February 2003

Audio Book

An audio edition of Spin the Bottle is available from Bolinda.
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