{Review} On The Rocks by Alyssa Rose Ivy

July 12, 2014 New Adult, Reviews 3 ★★★★

{Review} On The Rocks by Alyssa Rose IvyOn The Rocks by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Pages: 277
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on May 29, 2014
Genres: contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: ecopy from Author
four-stars

Love is best served on the rocks. My roommates look really good naked. At least one of them does. I’m sure the other one does too, but I haven’t seen him without his pants on. Living with two guys wasn't something I’d ever considered, but the opportunity fell in my lap, and I’d have been crazy to turn it down. College went by in a great big blur leaving me with less of a direction than I had going in. Add in a family that wanted nothing to do with me, and my post-college plans were less than clear. What’s a girl to do when she has nowhere else to turn? She moves to the Outer Banks and learns to bartend. After all, it was my horrible bartending skills that led me to my roommate’s bed and into his heart

*New Adult Romance*

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

On the Rocks is the second book in the Mixology series, but it can be read as a standalone. The first book in the series was the story of Maddy and Colin, and this book is the story of Collin’s sister Carly, and Maddy’s roommate and lifelong friend Macon. Carly was one of my favorite characters from the first book, so had a feeling that I would enjoy this book more than the first one, which I liked. And I did! This book was so much fun. Carly is a trip and Macon is seriously yummy.

Carly is outspoken, and seemingly fearless. I know she isn’t, but she works hard to come off that way. She doesn’t get along with her parents because of an “issue” with her sister. Oh I wanted to shake her sister and punch her husband in the face. Regardless, it forced Carly to build a tough outer skin. Carly is a great match for Macon. She is strong enough to not put up with his games, which is what I think Macon really wanted.

We got to see a lot of Maddy and Collin in this book as well, and since they were all settled in their relationship, I actually enjoyed the two of them together a lot more than a I did for a good amount of the first book. I felt like I could finally see why they work together. But they didn’t steal the show from Carly and Macon. They were hilarious and hot and they brought out the best in each other.

I love the way Alyssa Rose Ivy wraps these books up. Just like in book 1, the ending of On the Rocks exceeded all my expectations. I expected a nice happy ending for Macon and Carly, but what I got was so cool. I loved what happened, and it has made me really excited for the third book. That and the fact, that I am pretty sure the third book is going to be about Brody, the last male roommate, and my favorite guy out of all of them. He is just so sweet! I can’t wait to read his story.

 blue4Other books in the Mixology Series:
Shaken Not Stirred (Mixology, #1)


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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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3 Responses to “{Review} On The Rocks by Alyssa Rose Ivy”

  1. kindlemom1

    I am so glad you liked this one even more than the first Michelle! I really do need to try this series. And the cover whore in me loves the covers!

  2. Jolene A

    This sounds like a great read and I’m glad it can be read as a stand alone. Great review!

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