May 31, 2014

ON THE ROCKS by Alyssa Rose Ivy Blog Tour {Review/Giveaway}

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.

Carly has recently graduated college and is hitting up her brother, Collin, for a place to stay for the time being. Not sure what she wants to do with her life, she thinks the best place to decide is with him. He has always stood behind her when it comes to their sister and parents. But when a job at The Grille and a place to live falls into her lap, she jumps at the chance to take it. Only problem is...she has feelings for one of her roommates. And he just wants her for a "Wing Woman" while on the prowl. 

As always with one of Ivy's books, I fell right into the story and was immediately hooked. It is hard not to get attached with such great characters. I loved that it was about Macon this time and I found him simply irresistible. Although with the ending we got in this one...I think Brody may blow this book and the first out of the water. It is just a feeling I have. (At least it better be Brody’s turn…who else would it be, right?)

Like I said, Macon is completely irresistible, you can’t help but gravitate towards him. All the girls do. So it was easy to see that Carly did as well. She is in a tough spot in her life. But with a little help from Macon and Brody she starts to come out of it, gaining a bit more confidence in the meantime. I really did like her and glad we got to hear her story. She is fun and can be feisty. But I love her attitude the most. Especially when she is with Macon. They bring out the best in each other.

One of the best parts of the book was that Maddy and Collin's story didn't end in the last book. Oh no! So much goes on in this book that has to do with them. And it will have you smiling the entire time.

Another thing that I loved about this book was that there wasn't that All or Nothing moment in the story. Not really. There wasn't something that said they had to make a crucial decision or life as they know it would cease to exist. Yes, I actually breathed a sigh of relief. So many times, books have those moments and you just want to say "why?" Why can't there be minor problems that don't have characters hanging on the edge of destruction. Not everything has to be a fight to live. 

ON THE ROCKS is a fabulous, quick, hot read! From the start you feel the chemistry between Carly and Macon and it only gets stronger as time passes. I look forward to more from this series and of course anything Ivy wants to dish out. 5 I Loved It Stars!

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.

Tour Schedule...
Friday, May 30th
The Chiq Blog – Review Only
Lit Junkies Book Blog – Review Only
Roxy’s Reviews – Review Only

Saturday, May 31st
I Read Indie—Review Only
Summer’s Book Blog – Review Only
The Phantom Paragrapher – Review Only

Sunday, June 1st
A Novel Idea by Chrissy T – Review Only
Anatea’s Bookshelf – Review Only
Talking Books Blog – Excerpt
Hot Guys in Books – Review Only
Ginger-read Reviews – Review Only

Monday, June 2nd
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review Only
Madison Says – Review Only
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review Only
Book Angel Booktopia – Review Only

Tuesday, June 3rd
Fic Central – Review Only
Wolfel’s World of Books – Review Only
Unabridged Bookshelf – Review Only

Wednesday, June 4th
Sarah’s Bookshelf – Review Only
Broadway Girl Book Reviews – Review Only
Always YA at Heart – Excerpt

Thursday, June 5th
Born To Read – Excerpt
In Between The Lines – Review Only
LuLo Fangirl – Review Only
Gabic Reads – Review Only

Friday, June 6th
BJ’s Book Blog – Review Only
Sexyways of Reading – Review Only
Naughty Book Eden – Review Only
Forever Me Romance – Review Only
Best Book Boyfriends – Excerpt

Saturday, June 7th
Ramblings From This Chick – Review Only
Author Groupies – Excerpt
As the Pages Turn – Review Only
What’s Beyond Forks – Review Only

Sunday, June 8th
Not Everyone’s Mama – Review Only
Jodie’s W.I.N.E. List – Review Only
Book Bitches Blog – Review Only
Deal Sharing Aunt – Excerpt

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