I’m so pleased to be part of the Cocktails and Dreams tour, believe it or not this is the first of A.L. Michael’s books I’ve read. I have read so many good reviews about her books and when the opportunity came along to join this tour I snapped it up so a huge thanks to Neverland Blog Tours for having me!
A heart-warming novel with characters you’ll love, don’t miss this first in a new series for romance, laugh-out-loud comedy and a feel-good ending. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lindsey Kelk.
I was seven years old when I realized my mother was not a great person…
Since Savvy was abandoned by her rockstar mother, she has craved a normal life. But after years of financing her boyfriend’s lacklustre career, he leaves her when he hits the bigtime.
Savvy’s friends at the burlesque club where she serves elaborate cocktails encourage her to make bold changes in her life. She soon meets handsome bartender Milo, and begins to plan a future she can be excited about.
But when Savvy’s estranged mother crashes back into her life, her newfound happiness is under threat… will Savvy have the courage to pursue her dreams?
See inside for a delicious cocktail recipe and book club questions!
Persephone Black is a rockstar, a rockstar who left her daughter with her sister, wrote a song about abandoning her then sent it to her on her birthday.
Savvy is that daughter and that song has followed her through her life, haunted her. She’s settled into a relationship with a DJ who nobody in her life likes too much and when he dumps her to progress his z-list career, she has to move home to her Aunt and she realises she needs to make some changes in her life.
As a bartender in a burlesque club she loves her job, it’s one of the few things she does love in her life. I loved that this was her job, it was such a simple but cool job for her to have and she was so good at it, the people she worked with were so nice and supportive and really had her back.
On a night out with her best friend she meets another bartender Milo, an American who is also searching for his dream and there is such a perfect energy between the two. You can see it coming before they do, it was so beautifully written and yet you just aren’t sure anything will actually happen because everything they are both working towards seems to be going in opposing directions.
I also loved how Persephone Black is brought back into the picture at the worst possible time for Savvy. And how the two navigate that awkward and very broken mother/daughter relationship.
Overall, a wonderful novel and for those who like a tipple there is a handy cocktail recipe at the back of the book aswell!
Sending a huge thanks to A.L. Michael, Canelo and Neverland Blog Tours for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.
About A.L. Michael
A.L. Michael is hurtling towards the end of her twenties a little too quickly. She is the author of nine novels. Her most recent collection of books, The Martini Club Series, will start with Cocktails and Dreams, released 24th July 2017. She likes to write about sassy females who follow their dreams, and don’t take no for an answer.
She is a Creative Therapeutic Facilitator, currently researching the power of creative writing to be helpful in recovering from eating disorders, and believes in the power of writing to heal.
You can find out more about A.L. Michael at (surprisingly) http://www.almichael.com and on twitter @almichael_
This giveaway is to win a cocktail making giftset and an eCopy of the book. UK only!
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Title: Cocktails and Dreams
Author: A.L. Michael
Genre: Chick Lit | Women’s Fiction | Romance | Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: 24 July 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Speedy Hen