{Review} Shaken Not Stirred by Alyssa Rose Ivy

July 10, 2014 New Adult, Reviews 6 ★★★½

{Review} Shaken Not Stirred by Alyssa Rose IvyShaken Not Stirred by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Pages: 249
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on November 20, 2013
Genres: contemporary, Humorous, New Adult, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: ecopy from Author
three-half-stars

*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.

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Reading Challenges: 2014 Summer Reading Challenge, COYER
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NA Review My Thoughts

This story surprised me. I thought I had it figured out but the ending took me completely by surprise. The romance was rocky and bumpy, but it was one heck of a journey. These characters were flawed and oh so real. There were things that annoyed me about them and things that I loved about them. No Mary-sues here!

Maddy is super cute. When the book started, I honestly had no idea what direction it was going to take as far as the romance. Maddy ends up going out with a couple of different guys and I changed my opinions on all of them more than once. I loved how Maddy tried to read people by figuring out what their perfect drink was. It was a cute recurring theme throughout the story.

Neither Maddy nor Colin were perfect, and I had my ups and downs with both of them individually as well as a couple. But Colin won me over in the end. Maddy did as well. This book took me all over the place. It was cute. It was sexy. It was frustrating. It was surprising. Overall, it was a very enjoyable read. Much like I was thrown in the dating trenches all over again. I had a blast reading it. One of my favorite characters from this book was Colin’s sister, Carly. So I know I am going to really enjoy the next book, which is her story. This is a fun new adult series centered around an oceanfront town.

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About Alyssa Rose Ivy

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, 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.
You can find her at http://www.alyssaroseivy.com/ or on twitter at @AlyssaRoseIvy

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6 Responses to “{Review} Shaken Not Stirred by Alyssa Rose Ivy”

  1. kindlemom1

    I love all of her work I have tried so far so I am a little sad to read that it had some bumpy rough parts to it. Overall though it sounds like it was a great read and I think I will like it too. Maybe since I will be prepared for the rough spots I will like it more.
    Wonderful review!

  2. kimbacaffeinate

    I actually have this one, and love that the ending surprised you. Despite how rocky the romance was I am glad you got caught up in it. Great review Michelle

  3. Christy

    No Mary-sues for the win! lol. I honestly can’t believe I haven’t read any of Alyssa’s work. I’ve even had her on the blog. And I have at least 2 of her books. -sigh-

  4. MonaG

    This book sounds so fun. I enjoy books with real characters that I can relate to and realistic relationships. I will be adding this series to my TBR list.

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