Genres: New Adult, Romance
Finding the perfect guy is like mixing the perfect drink. It's all about the taste and presentation. Maddy's gone off the deep end, at least that's what her family thinks when she handles her med school rejections by moving to the Outer Banks. It doesn't help that she's paying her bills by bartending and is sharing walls with two guys, even if one of them is her childhood best friend. Her choice of men seems more balanced on the surface—Colin is driven, sexy, and gainfully employed, but she can't help spending her Thursday nights searching for the perfect drink for Lyle, whose music captivates her with its haunting lyrics. Maddy believes everyone has a perfect drink—and finding Lyle's isn't a challenge she's willing to lose.Buy the Book •
This book really surprised me! It started out strong, then mellowed out and then before I knew it I couldn’t put it down! After being rejected from Medical School, Maddy moves to the Outer Banks to escape her parents and take some time to figure out what she wants to do with her life. She takes a job tending bar and prides herself in being able to figure out what type of drink her customers would like. Well, except for mysterious musician Lyle. Every Thursday night she makes him a different drink and she can not get it right. When Collin comes into to the bar and relentlessly pursues her she finally gives in and agrees to date him. Collin is a few years older, has a successful career, romantic as heck, and knows what he wants with his life. At this point I thought this book was heading for a love triangle or even a love square with her roommate Macon. No love triangle here ladies! I think the best part of the book is the twist at the end. I usually pride myself in figuring out plots but I didn’t see this one!! This story has some funny parts especially between Maddy and her roommates! Very little drama and it also has a mysterious vibe throughout the book, which I totally loved! I enjoy books like this in between some of my more heavier reads and I will definitely be reading the next books in this series <3
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Alyssa Rose Ivy Bio: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5047249.Alyssa_Rose_Ivy
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18622158-shaken-not-stirred