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Saturday, June 7, 2014

ARC Review: On The Rocks by Alyssa Rose Ivy

 On The Rocks is the second book in Alyssa Rose Ivy's Mixology series and can be read as a standalone. While we get to see Colin and Maddy from the first book, this book focuses on Carly (Colin's little sister) and Maddy's friend and roommate Macon. I really enjoyed this story, and loved getting to know Macon better. This book was a quick and easy read to get sucked into, and I really liked the story.

After college with no plans and nowhere to turn, Carly heads to stay with her brother Colin while she figures things out. She gets a job at the bar her friend Maddy works as a hostess, but she has the opportunity to become a bartender and make more money. She doesn't want to cramp her brother and Maddy's style, so Macon offers to let her live in Maddy's room at their house with him and Brody and Maddy moves in with Colin. Needing to learn how to bartend, she turns to Macon for help. They have an easy relationship and get along well, but they are also really attracted to one another. As they get closer and learn more about each other, their relationship quickly turns passionate. But with the end of the summer fast approaching, what will happen to their relationship?

I liked Macon a lot. He was so sweet and thoughtful, and completely unlike his reputation would lead you to believe. He let people make assumptions about him and think that he was a player when he actually wasn't. I loved how open he was with Carly and that he really respected her. He treated her right and looked out for her. Carly was great also. She was smart and fun, and I loved seeing her with Macon. They had such a natural relationship and everything was just really easy for them. They got along really well, and they brought out the best in each other. I felt like their relationship was so real and that they just fit together. They had great chemistry together and were really hot. But I loved that they also had such a great emotional connection as well.

Overall, I really liked this story. I loved that we got both Macon and Carly's POVs. Even though the chapters were clearly labeled which POV it was, there were a few times that it would switch for a paragraph or two and it was a bit confusing. The book was well written though, and the characters were likable and easy to root for. I really liked Brody as well, and I am interested to get to know him better. It was also great to see Carly and her sister Kim start to repair their relationship. I would recommend this book if you are a fan of the NA genre, and especially if you read the first book. I really like Alyssa Rose Ivy's writing style, and she always has such fun and likable characters. If you haven't read anything by her, you should definitely check her books out. I can't wait to read more from her in the future.

**ARC Provided by Inkslinger PR**

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