Book Tour: Shaken not Stirred by Alyssa Rose Ivy + Giveaway

BlogTour Shaken Not Stirred

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Title: Shaken not Stirred
Series: Mixology #1
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Tour Host: InkSlinger PR

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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.

I am so excited to be part of the Shaken not Stirred blog tour! I have loved some of Alyssa's previous work and I jumped on the chance to get my hands on an early copy of SnS.

My Thoughts:
From the blurb I assumed this would be a "Colin is sweet and reliable but she's secretly pining for Lyle and there'll be whole lot of drama"- kind of story. I was soooo wrong. This is an incredibly sweet and realistic love story but it's surprisingly drama free. I was reading this and the whole time I was thinking "When will the bomb drop", which is never. Maddy and Colin have their issues of course, they're a couple after all, but it's nothing huge.

While the story didn't go where I thought it would I loved Maddy! Her life came to an unexpected halt and now she has no idea where she want's it to go and I think that's one thing so many of us can relate to. I know that whey I graduated from college I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. She's dealing with her own insecurities while her parents know exactly what they want for her, and it takes guts to stand up to parents like that. She's strong and independent and would like to keep it that way, which I respect her greatly for!

Colin is sweet and caring and described as sexy, though I could never see that. He is you standard reliable guy that usually takes the backseat to every other guy in books today, so yay him I guess for breaking through that stereotype. Theres not much else to him, he's somewhat annoying at times and while I like him and Maddy together for some reasons and not for others I know I would never put up with him.

This book features a "normal" relationship without all the drama and angst we usually see in NA today, and I can really see the appeal in that and I would like to see more of that in the future of the genre but since it wasn't what I expected and not what I was in the mood for I felt somewhat let down by Shaken not Stirred. But I think that if I reread it at a later date when a sweet story is all I want I'm going to feel differently about it and it'll be more to my liking!


Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a SIGNED copy of Shaken not Stirred and a key chain!

About the author:
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.

To reach Carissa, contact her through Goodreads or by any method below!

Facebook: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Twitter: @Alyssa Rose Ivy
Pinterest: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Tour Schedule:

December 30

Fic Central-Review Only
BestSellers & BestStellars-DreamCast & Review
The Book Whisperer-Review Only

December 31

Lovin Los Libros-Guest Post & Review
Keep Calm & Read Romance-Review Only

January 1

Made For You Book Reviews-Excerpt & Review
The Surburban Eclectic Review-Review Only

January 2

Anatea’s Bookshelf-Author Interview & Review
Confessions of a Vi3tBabe-Review Only

January 3

Burning Impossibly Bright-Excerpt
Nicely Phrased-Review Only 

January 4

Part of That World-Review Only
Ticket to Anywhere-Guest Post

January 5

Deb’s Crazy Obsession-Review Only

January 6

Fabulously Girly Book Blog-Review Only
BJs Book Blog-Excerpt & Review

January 7

I Read Indie-Playlist
Her Juicy Reads-Review Only

January 8

Smut Book Junkie-Guest Post
BookAngel Booktopia-Fun & Different Idea! & Review
Madison Says-Excerpt & Review

January 9

My Daily Romance-Excerpt & Review
Gabic Reads-Review Only
Rumpled Sheets Blog-Review Only

January 10

Roxy’s Reviews-Review Only
Starbucks N Books Obsession-Guest Post & Review

January 11

A Life Bound By Books-Character Interview & Review
Living in a Bookworld-Author Interview
Reading Between the Wines-Guest Post

January 12

Lustful Literature-Review Only
Tiffany Talks Books-Review Only

January 13

Steamy Guys After Dark-Review Only
Cocktails and Books-Author Interview & Review

January 14

FTLOB by JBlog-Review Only
Paulette’s Papers-Excerpt

January 15

My Favorite Things-Review Only
Ramblings From This Chick-Guest Post & Review

January 16

The Danish Bookaholic-Review Only
Unabridged Bookshelf-Author Interview & Review

January 17

Book Addict Mumma-Fun & Different Idea! & Review
Andrea Heltsley Books-Review Only
What’s Beyond Forks-Excerpt & Review

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