Saturday, August 30, 2014

Book Review: Shaken Not Stirred

Title - Shaken Not Stirred
Author - Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series - Mixology #1
Genre - New Adult
Published - January 7th 2014
Format - Kindle 

*New Adult Romance mixed with humor and garnished with a twist* 

Finding the perfect guy is like mixing the perfect drink. It's all about the taste and presentation.

Faced with a pile of med school rejection letters and no plan B, I took a job tending bar in a beach town while living with two male roommates. All of that would have been fine if I'd had a clue what to do with my life or if my love life wasn't just as pathetic as my career path. But in the end I figured one of those things out—and I also discovered his perfect drink.

Maddy may not have the most glamours job as a doctor but she does enjoy her job working as a bartender. Maybe one day she will get into med school but for now she’s enjoying the summer living at the beach with her two friends. Her parents want her to get focus on getting into a program that will help her get into med school but after so many rejection letters she just needs to find herself. Maddy prides herself on being able to figure out everyone’s drink but she can’t seem to figure out Lyle’s drink because he’s hardly said more than a few words to her and she has a little crush on him.

All summer long Colin has been asking her out but she’s not looking for a relationship so she keeps turning him down. Deciding that she will stay a little longer than the summer she decides to give him a shot only to be stuck waiting when he doesn’t show up till later. After two dates Maddy doesn’t hear from Colin and assumes he’s not interested so she decides to take her roommate up on a blind date which turns out terrible her next date happens to turn into a very awkward swingers date. When Colin shows back up busy from working she decides to give him another shot, quickly falling head over heels for him as he her but things aren’t always perfect his job keeps getting in the way and he’s keeping something from her. When Maddy learns the truth will she be able to accept it? What about him leaving for Paris for the next three months for work?

Maddy is my favorite type of New Adult character she’s the nice girl with a good heart who just needs to the right guy. I really liked her roommates as well as Colin’s sister and see a lot of potential for them in future book…hint hint. I loved Colin for Maddy he’s very work driven and she’s the most important thing in his life even if he is a little on the workaholic side. I didn’t care for Lyle he waste of time in my opinion.

I’m a huge fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy books so of course I had to jump at the chance to read shaken Not Stirred. I picked up the book and didn’t stop reading till I finished reading from 1% to 100% in just a few hours. I loved the characters of the book they are easy to connect with and I can’t help wishing I had Maddy as a friend she’s just a sweetheart and I loved her. Shaken Not Stirred is a fast paced New Adult romance with humor mixed in to create an enchanting story. While the story does have a few steamy scenes they don’t overwhelm the novel which I like. We don’t have to worry about any potential love triangles which are another plus. It’s your looking for a quick romance novel that you can really sink your teeth that will make you laugh I highly suggest checking out the series. I already have the next book on my kindle. I loved the cover and the book one of my favorites by one of my favorite authors. 
5 out of 5 stars 

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